Maybe I’m just a guy that puts feety pajamas on over his head. Maybe I walk into a Subway and ask a sandwich artist, “Do you smell onions?” Maybe I stare at people playing Jenga and try to move the pieces with telekinesis. Maybe I pronounce the D in Django. Maybe I call diner waitresses “Sweetheart” and old guys “Sonny.” Maybe I could be wrong, but Austin Riley (2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .320) feels like he’s headed to be a top 25 player drafted next year. In December of last year, I wrote an Austin Riley sleeper. I have hand eyes like in Pan’s Labyrinth, and those hands are pressed up against Statcast. I said in that sleeper that Riley was a guy who could be drafted after 250 and have top 50 overall value. It was December and I wrote that in November, so while I was very fortune tellery to foresee Austin Riley, his ADP was 202th overall in NFBC, not 250. Still huge value if the top 50 value comes to fruition. As I mentioned last week, he flattened his swing a lot, becoming more of a .280 hitter, than the .240 one he was coming into the year. The only question mark now is with a flatter swing, can he still homer? This week’s six homers does a good job of saying flatter does not make the ironing bored. Pun…and a miss! Anyway, here’s what I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Max Fried – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.63. Give me the Beach Boys and Fried my soul…

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Been getting a few people in the comments fed up with Swanson, which makes me think now is a great time for people to go out and buy him low. Admittedly, better before the Sunday homer. By the by, Sunday Homer is a dope name for a daughter. Then when she gets older, and says some batshizz crazy thing, she can be like, “Just call me Miss Homer.”

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Started a rehab assignment. Good to hear he still plays baseball. Somehow, dude went from a day-to-day injury to literally disappearing for a month like this was a Scooby mystery. I think I know why too. It went like this, “Hey, Pirates, I think I’m ready.” That was a month ago. Then, the Pirates stared at an arbitration clock for four weeks shushing him.

Mitch Keller – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.41. Never seen anyone give up more runs than Keller, which is frequent story for a Keller.

JT Brubaker – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.20. Pirates are going to draft Jack Leiter, and my suggestion for him is to commit to a two-year graduate program, and reenter the draft in two years.

Triston McKenzie – Optioned to the minors. Stretch Armweak should get optioned to the cheese samples in Costco to put on 175 pounds.

Franmil Reyes – Hit the IL with an abdominal strain. He strained himself right where he keeps those $54 Vending Machine Steaks. Absolutely brutal news. No way he gets to 54 homers now, and the injury appeared to be severe, so he might miss six weeks. Cleveland called up Owen Miller (0-for-5), who could honestly not be more different. He’s way more of a Ty France-type. Call him Baguettes McHitTool. He could hit .280, but unlikely much of anything else, so deeper league guy.

Zach Plesac – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.14. Anime Grey in the video at the top of the page told you to sell Plesac. Did you listen to that oddly handsome cartoon character?

Kenta Maeda – Hit the Ineffective List with “Yo, I used to be good, now I’m bad, let’s try to figure this out while pretending I have an injury.” There’s a cure, but you won’t find it at the doctor’s office. You have to find it deep within yourself. That place where the nugget of truth resides that is asking, “Am I really dropping a pitcher I drafted in the top 50 overall?” Yes, you are if you don’t have IL room.

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 1 ER, and his 2nd blown save, but got the Win, ERA at 3.20. There’s something psychological with the closer getting the win that assuages the manager. Does it make any sense? No, managers don’t make sense.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, but was removed due to a hamstring, and replaced by Kyle Garlick (1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer). Takeaway here, Garlick makes a hammy go down easier.

Dylan Cease – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.18. The Regression Fairies keep asking if you’ve tried that fro-yo place and they will destroy your ratios.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .255. Grabbing the two 2020 league MVPs in drafts this year has not paid off like I suspected it would. So far. Their August and Septembers better be wonderful again.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.06. Streamonator likes Taillon’s next start just a teensy bit, but I could absolutely see the stream.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.47, and finally gave up a lead (Andrew Vaughn with his 3rd homer), only for Aroldis to get his 4th win, when Liam Hendriks was brought in with the bases loaded, and walked in Aaron Judge, for the walk-walk-off. Liam Hendriks was available, and that’s the situation you put him in? They let anyone in the Hall of Fame nowadays, huh?

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.73. Pab-Lo is so pur-dee.

Cody Poteet – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.06. Fun fact! Poteet is a euphemism for a qweef. By the way, WebMD has that listed as vaginal flatulence, and I can’t figure out which sounds worse. Any hoo! As I said when Poteet, uh, emerged, he could be the type to have a decent run around the league the first time teams see him. In shallower leagues, you can check Streamonator, but it won’t ever like him, and I’d stream anyone vs. that current Mets’ lineup.

Matthew Boyd – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.08. He’s taking the slow road back to mediocrity, like John Travolta after Pulp Fiction. Right now, Boyd’s starring in Michael. I mean, it’s watchable, but also kinda sappy.

Brady Singer – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.00. Singer was in Friday’s Buy column as a Streamonator call, the projected line was 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks. Five hits, not six, you dumb robot!

Spencer Howard – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 7.36, as he was recalled from Lehigh Valley, which sounds almost like the area where women stop shaving in the winter, but that’s Knee-High Valley. Howard’s supposed to be back as a starter in the Phils’ rotation, and I couldn’t be more happy for NL-Only, while waiting-and-seeing in mixers. He has solid strikeouts, but his command could be wonky.

Danny Santana – 0-for-2 and two homers this weekend, as he was called up. And, yes, he used to be good, and, yes, he can be good again. If nothing else, Dannys Antana is at least worth a hot schmotato pickup.

Franchy Cordero – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .179. Franchy Cordero sleeper! *dodges tomato* It’s still early–*dodges egg* Okay, I get it–*dodges ninja star*

Zack Wheeler – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.38. Hey, another ace. Yeah, good thing you drafted Shane Bieber in the 1st round.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .284, and now hitting 2nd (though, Bryce was out of the lineup). ODB still schmotato’ing.

Victor Robles – Hit the IL with an ankle sprain. More like Victor Hobbles.

Adbert Alzolay – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Coolwhip just gave you his Adbert Alzolay fantasy, and I agree 100%. Also, I liked him coming into this year, so mas por favor.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.61. Dude is a poison pill! Go to the IL, you bastard, you’re killing me!

Jesse Winker – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .355. About time he did something. I kid, take a valium, and calm down. Winker was nearly the lede today, but I’ll get him some other time if he continues his Torried pace. He’s playing out of his Whig.

Nick Castellanos – 3-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .356. The Greek God of Hard Contact homered off Bettinger, which was awesome, because I squinted real hard and for a second I thought Bellinger was playing.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .286. Comatose Fantasy Baseballer wakes for the first time since their draft in March, “Hey, how’s the team doing where I started with Yelich and Bellinger? Guys, the doctors say my heart is fine, I can take it. Guys…?”

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (4), hitting .252. Going more on feels, Avisail is the type to homer once every ten games and never get hot, and, yes, I know he just homered a few games ago, but still.

Kendall Graveman – Hit the IL with no injury designation, and the only time a player can do that is when they tested positive for Covid, or have Covid-like symptoms. So I’m really not sure what it is.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.75. Is it normal to be disappointed when a guy doesn’t no-hit a team?

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 3-for-3, 6 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Fun the Jewels!

Dylan Bundy – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.50. Damn, that sure didn’t feel like positive regression…Aggression? So, Bundy is either hurt, or going to be much better. His peripherals are so good for him to be this bad! How’sever, I’d be lying if I said I was waiting around in shallower leagues.

Jared Walsh – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Easily the most frustrating guy in all of baseball for me. Not because I had it so wrong, but because I had it so right and refused to believe myself, fearing the Pujols trap, which isn’t like that place by you with a lunch buffet called The Bare Trap.

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer. Allahson, your aim is true.

Michael Fulmer – 0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.69, as he blew his 1st save, and I’m sorry because I’m sure some of you have him, but I couldn’t be happier to see his crap get rolled and stink up the joint.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 9th homer, hitting .257. He’s having one of those insane counting stats years, where you don’t even realize how good he’s doing on the Player Rater. Wanna guess? No, don’t bother! You can’t! Santana’s been about as good as Freddie Freeman, and better than Matt Olson.

Kris Bubic – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.52. His name is pronounced Boob-eck, which was also what the play-by-play announcer said when Morganna ran out to kiss Dennis Eckersley. As for Bubic, he’s not nearly that good.

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Mean’s while, I’m over here trying to figure out if Chris Paddack can go four-plus innings.

Scott Kazmir – 4 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, as he made his first start since 2016. Might be up to when Aaron Sanchez returns on how long the Giants keep Kazmir in the rotation, or if San Fran’s doing a mimosa tie-in giveaway in the Kaztro. Outside of NL-Only, I’m not interested yet.

Anthony DeSclafani – 2 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 3.54. Why are we surprised The Regression Fairies came so hard for Disco? Most pitchers use sequencing, Disco uses sequins’ing, and The Regression Fairies love that shizz. Oh, well, eventually his pristine ERA was going to crumble and the DeShithitthefani. I’d continue to hold in most leagues.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .292. All he does is homer and walk. Max is a true two outcome player, which is oddly enough better than three.

Gavin Lux – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a grand slam, and his 2nd grand slam in the last week, hitting .262. He’s the Grand Lux without the crappy food, and interior design that looks like if the Cheesecake Factory vomited gold.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.03. I started DeSclafani and Urias in one league, and, sadly, Urias wasn’t able to throw an 18-inning shutout to offset DeShithitthefani.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Mentioned on our podcast a few weeks ago that Pavin turned on a low fastball and hit it out, and if he can keep doing that, well, long story, short, he seems unable to turn on anything else.

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. That’s a Story I haven’t heard much this year, but, please, tell it to me again and again.

Kohei Arihara – Underwent surgery on a right shoulder aneurysm. Any words ending in -ysm, you really want no part of — cataclysm, aneurysm, Y SM? Which is more just a question when you’re reading a dating profile.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.53. On the bright side, he’s pitching meh to okay. On the down side, if he were pitching okay to meh, he could be starting for team U.S. in the Olympics. The roster came out yesterday and it is a who’s who of “Hey, I kinda remember that guy” and Jarren Duran, which perplexed me. So, is Duran not coming up because of the effin’ Olympics? Honestly, I’m asking. Does anyone know?

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .275. Grichuk has never homered, and not turned around and homered the next game. I know that logic doesn’t exactly work, because that would mean if he homered on say the 5th day of the season, he’d end the year with 157 homers, but trust me Grichuk does the hot schmotato like very few.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .319. Everything that I worried about in my preseason schmohawk on Teoscar looks like a massive dump of dumb. He has drastically cut his strikeouts, and the Teoscar for Biggest Idiot goes to me. Hey, at least I won something.

Rafael Dolis – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.06, as he entered the 7th. The Jays’ pen is a 60/40 split between Jordan Romano/Dolis. There’s a lot of pens with this sorta split. It would be helpful if we had a glossary term for the two closers on the 60/40 share. Like Maximus/Minimus, but not that, because that sucks. Please suggest in the comments.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.42. This start was Ray vs. the Rays but in the home of the Jays, which is right outside the home of the Rays. This blurb was brought to you by Dr. Seuss.

Cavan Biggio – Hit the IL with a cervical spine ligament sprain. His father, Craig, used to have doctors throw MRIs at him, and take them off his elbow pad, but, ya know, built different.

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eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Gotta cut one

Kirilloff
Crawford
Pham

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Add Hiura for Nate Lowe? Thanks.

Ken
Ken
1 year ago

Great stuff as always! I need a streamer for tomorrow. Irvin vs sea or arrieta vs pitt? Ideally looking for a solid day and a win. Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

How long is B. Lowe’s leash? When healthy, is McNeil a better play ROS? Thought he was heating up, but he looks tentative

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

There we go… Lewis bomb

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Grossman or pham or Jeff mcneil once back……how u rank

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Better ROS……f Valdez once back or gonsolin once back or Y Kikuchi…..thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Holy Aaron Gomber.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Jinxed him!

Sorry.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

One of the downsides of a QS league. Once your guy has gone 6 and given up three or less you just want him out of there haha

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

And the IL list continues to grow across all of baseball at a ridiculous rate. Might have to go co-Ed to field healthy teams

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

With Tyler O’Neill returning him or schwarber?

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
1 year ago

60/40: Shortest giant, tallest midget

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
1 year ago

so to confirm please

nl only 5*5 with bb instead of runs

i get: aaron nola

i give: chris taylor + jean segura

slam dunk?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  jiggy nits
1 year ago

Yes

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

So this is my follow up to my earlier question. I’m trying to receive Franco in trade to have as a keeper for the next few yrs to go along with Trout in 12 team H2H. Owner is looking for SP, 1B and 2b. This is what I have to offer. What would get it done for you?
-Buehler(not trading keeper)
-Lynn
-Means
-Ohtani
-Dunning
-Mize
-Maeda
-Manoah
-Kaprielian

-Vaughn
-Kirilloff

-Semien
-Merrifield(please no)
-Hoerner
-Lux
Maybe give me a few packages to offer. Thanks for your time man. I really appreciate it

Aardvark
Aardvark
1 year ago

Would you drop bundy for monoah?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Manoah worth the pickup even at NNY or pickup bench and see how he does?

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Follow up.

I would like to try and pick JOMO of waivers for high $ starts. I would then drop Matthew Boyd. Is that a good idea or would you drop either Kike Hernandez, Brandon Belt or Colin Moran?

Thanks!!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Manoah supposed to start on Wed for Toronto.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

At nyy, not exactly easing him in

PDX Express
PDX Express
1 year ago

Grey, awesome stuff, as usual. I’m liking the Cursa Major, Cursa Minor.

Bounce back candidate for ROS – you’ve answered a million questions about them already, so sorry to pile on:
– Hendricks or Bundy, in a QS league? Is it close?

And how would you order Voit, Alonso, and Harper?

Thank you!

Daze
Daze
1 year ago

Would you drop Cooper for Hiura

CP
CP
1 year ago

Top 2 ROS out of Bader, Dejong, and Avisail Garcia?

Thanks!

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ROS. What is that white the daily IL stints

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I guess I am a little irritated today. The mets now don’t “expect” carrasco to to be back until july. I use that term loosely. According to my math, that gives them two more chances for them to push it out until 2022. The delay will turn into August next and then September, etc.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you swap gore or gilbert out for any of corbin, pivetta, montgomery, tyler anderson, taillon, luis garcia or poteet.

or are they all just streamers?

thanks!

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
1 year ago

being offered nola in NL only OBP

he wants two hitters. my hitting pretty balanced now
pick two off this list for nola

jean segura
chris taylor
jeff mcneil
harrison bader
avisail garcia
mike yastrzemski
raimel tapia
yonathan daza
ryan mcmahon

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
Reply to  jiggy nits
1 year ago

aaron nola*

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  jiggy nits
1 year ago

daza is a complete bench player, start with him for sure. great to have opps that don’t notice things like a guy having 5 total at bats across the last 5 games. be nice and let him pick the 2nd as long as he starts with daza.

Elvis
Elvis
1 year ago

I have Sale Gallen Stanton V. Robles Moose and Grisham on DL in rock I’m in first place in. What’s your moves. Bad thing is not many bats worth mentioning to pick up any ways

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah was thinking that also. Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

1. Picked up Nate Lowe off waiver and dropped Eric Hosner? Was that the right move?

2. May have a chance to pick Yermin Mercedes of waivers. I should jump on the chance. Do you agree?

3.I was thinking of picking Jordan Montgomery off waivers for specific starts with high $ values. Do you agree?

Thanks. Have a great week!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. One question regarding Nate Love and dropping Eric Hosner. Very much respect your opinion. I looked at their respective $ vale’s for the next week and Lowe’s value seemed much higher for the next week. Was Eric was just the wrong person. I could have waived Brandon Belt or Colin Moran. Was either of them a better choice or is Nate just not a good choice?

Thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!!

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
1 year ago

5×5 league, Alfaro or Barnhart ROS?

Chin Music
Chin Music
1 year ago

Roto league- Riley or Semien ROS?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

You starting Hentges at Detroit tonight?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Thoughts about McNeil ROS? Ownable in a 12-teamer?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Sorry – super vague… I have an open spot to roster someone:

Manoah?
Bundy?
Singer?
Sano?

Stream?

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
1 year ago

mullins is at 6HR 5SB.. what do you think a realistic projection is on him now?

somewhere between 15/15 and 20/20?

would you trade adzolay or kyle hendricks for him?

SF
SF
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Need to drop a player in order to have a streaming spot. My choices are Didi or Luzardo. Thanks!

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

Drop one ROS for a 10 team yahoo 5×5 cats – holds don’t matter:

– McGee
– Will Smith
– Brad Hand
– Emmanuel Clase
– Fulmer

I really don’t even know how many Relievers to keep at this point. I know 5 is too many though.

Birth Mark Brian
Birth Mark Brian
1 year ago

I just accepted a trade…his Lindor for my Modesi…keeper league. Hope I did ok for hitting accept

Birth Mark Brian
Birth Mark Brian
Reply to  Birth Mark Brian
1 year ago

*Mondesi

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? It is 2021 isn’t it? Just need to check as after a visit over to Coeur d’Alene this past weekend I’m not so sure. I know people are getting vaccinated or choosing not to, but the whole 36 hours I was there, I didn’t see one person wearing a mask. Not a one. It was surreal. Felt like it was 2019 or some shizz.

Anythehoo, came back to find a trade offer which I think is a no-brainer, but wanted to bounce it off you in case I was missing something. It’s a 12-team keeper league. I trade my Hoskins and Brujan for his Walsh. What say you?

Hope you had a good weekend.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s an underwhelming (albeit much better than it used to be) lake-side town in Northern Idaho, so ya…Idaho Riviera! Thanks for the assurance on the trade.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Goddamn AZ messing me up and activating Carson Kelly on an off day… who does that?!?! I thought I had time tomorrow to pick up an IL stash for Gary Sanchez to swap in Kelly

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Tell me how the new extra inning rule is speeding up the game? I can’t stand it. Today’s game has 21 run already after Toronto just ran out of pitching

David
David
1 year ago

Kyle Lewis or Kelenic ROS?

Philip
Philip
1 year ago

Grey, how hard would you work to trade for David Peterson and/or Tyler Mahle in your 20-team keeper dynasty league (assuming you could use the pitching)?

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 year ago

Standard 5X5 redraft mixed H2H.

1) Please rank these IL/AAA hitters (ROS): Moustakas, Biggio, K. Hayes, Hiura (recalled today)

2) Please rank these IL pitchers (ROS): Maeda, Sale, S. Sanchez

Betterplay
Betterplay
1 year ago

Max Fried or Sonny Gray ROS?

acunasadvocates
acunasadvocates
1 year ago

60/40 closer split = Timeshare Scam

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Drop Zunino for Eric Haase?

brett
brett
1 year ago

Is Luis Robert worth holding onto?

Thanks

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Actually, who would you drop first, Castillo or Plesac?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day!!

I’m searching to field a roster with all the guys who hit the IL on me!

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: S. Murphy
1B: Bohm
2B: Hampson
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Kirilloff, Grisham (DTD), Adolis
UTL: Lewis, Lowe
BN: n/a
SP: Castillo, Ryu , T. Rogers , Means, Lamet, Morton
RP: Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano, Fulmer

IL: Alonso, Conforto, Biggio, Syndergaard, T. Walker

Question: would you drop Walker to add a bat like Hiura since I currently have 0 bench bats?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey,

Looks like I’m adding Grisham to my MASH unit & now to drop someone to field a full lineup of hitters.

Who should I drop (I assume Fulmer…anyone else?)

best-ish hitters available:

Sano
Schwarber
Hiura
Garrett Cooper
Profar

thanks again

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Hiura over Edman or Sano?
Also, time to simply drop Castillo for streamers?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

I dropped him in a 10team and a 12team if that helps. Hes broken. Youre better off streaming even if you dont use the bot just play decent matchups Casteely-yo cant be used in any format just my 2 cents. Yeah it sucks bc you invested heavily in him but if you plan on winning time to move on.

David
David
1 year ago

Drop Kyle Lewis for Starling Marte? (Sorry, another Lewis questions lol)

Thanks a ton!

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Eff me the franmil injury isnt going to make this comeback any easier…better replacement Avisail, Brian Anderson, Mountcastle, or save the move and wait for JD Davis who is expected back Friday-ish?
I can still run a full squad out even with the franm(IL)-ing. So an add is not necessary but Cedric Mullins my bench bat is a lot less scary.

PHilip
PHilip
1 year ago

Grey, if you had to drop one guy in your 20-team dynasty league with 35 man rosters, a league in which you are rebuilding and two or three years away from contention, who would it be:

Liover Peguero, Kristian Robinson, Dalton Jefferies, Corbin Martin, Brusdar Graterol, Quinn Priester, Dalton Varsho (I would be catcherless until Kirk returns)?

I’m kinda in love with Peguero and Graterol, so I hope you don’t name one of them.

Thanks!

philip
philip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dalton Jefferies came off the DL today.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  PHilip
1 year ago

Is t Robinson looking at legal trouble and suspension

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Would you trade Sonny Gray and Brandon Lowe for Ozuna?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Riley and Winker fair return for JoRam in a H2H keeper league? Hitting stats are R, HR, RBI, K, SB, AVG, OPS. Thanks!

“It’s not me / It’s you” for the 60/40 split.

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Thanks Grey

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Earlier, you indicated Cease over Alzolay. How would Desclafini (my guy) rate against them?

BTW, it appears that Hiura will be platooned (vs Lefties) since Vogelbach is doing so well.

Thanks.

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Hey Grey
I just picked up Cooper and Profar when Robles and Biggio went on the IL.
Would you drop either for Hiura
Thanks
I need all offensive categories

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
I have a glut of underperforming pitchers in my keeper leagues. Which one of these would you kick to the curb to activate Pineda or use for a streaming slot.
L.Castillo-hard to start/hard to drop in a keeper league
Taillon
Plesac-the king of underwhelming
Montas-master of meh
Or should I just drop Pineda and hope that these guys turn a corner

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Holy so many comments Grey.

I’ll keep it simple though, do you think when Wander gets called up he’ll get the 2b/3b eligability as well, or do you think Rays will keep him at SS only?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

60/40 closer split is a jar. Trivino and Diekman are in a jar.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Taylor Ward and Jared Walsh look very similar. It would be cool if Walsh could switch hit and come back out of the dugout wearing a Ward jersey and bat from the right side.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

One more shot at TLR: he’s so old school, like he believes there’s a wrong way and a white way to play baseball.

GreyCellGreen
GreyCellGreen
1 year ago

60/40
Plan A/ Plan B
There is no C, until A & B crap the bed

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

So much for the opener strategy for Toronto today. Their rotation is abysmal outside of Ryu and Ray. Please tell me we see Manoah soon. He looks like he could be really good. I am skeptical of rookie pitchers, but he did pitch in college and looks a lot more polished than some of the other minor league pitchers that got the call already, i.e., lynch, pearson, gilbert. He also is built like a young cc sabathia if that means anything… screams workhorse to me.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thornton was hurt by a 2-out error – 0 earned runs. If the play had been made, he almost certainly would have been pitching another inning. He was squeezed a bit as well which extended the inning.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well, just the 1 hit, but it was a grand slam because he walked 2.

JB
JB
1 year ago

6×6 Dynasty Roto QS over wins

Manoah is in a minor Lg slot and is gaining interest from other mangers.

Is he a hold for future or flip for a bigger fish….. what would you want in a return?

Thanks G

primetime
primetime
1 year ago

Grey, trying to find a 2nd via trade.

Offer a 3rd or 4th rd pick for Altuve? Tried for K Marte last week with the guy whos team is done and no go.

Thoughts of Jose ROS?

10 team keeper OBP league

Smith
Freeman
Vilar
Arenado
Story
Haniger
Garcia Ad
Arozarena
Schwarber

Moose DL
Stanton DL
Bellinger DL
Biggio DL
Chapman M
Happ
Lewis K

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

60/40

Schwarzenegger/Devito (too wordy) =
Julius/Vincent

Twins? Anyone, anyone?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Hiura or Dalbec?

Are Cease and Alzolay both viable for intermediate term SP (12 team)? Which is your preference?

Geohawk
Geohawk
1 year ago

Very little notice or discussion of G. Cooper schmotatoing (nice verb) – how would you compare to W. Calhoun, for example?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
1 year ago

Grey

14 team mixed keeper auction league.

I was offered Bohm and either T Rodgers ( mia ) or Giolitto . He wanted Machado and Plesac. I turned it down. Did I make a mistake?
If so, he may revisit. Am I mistaken for thinking that last years Machado will show up any day now and last thru the rest of the year?
Also, if I do revisit, who do you like better between Rodgers or Giolitto.
As always, thanks in advance

CP
CP
1 year ago

Would you start Freeland tomorrow @ NYM in nl-only? If he looks decent would you want Freeland or Houser moving forward?

Also, top two for potential saves out of Soria, Martin, and Hudson?

Thanks!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

More Horrible suggestions:

Hannah Montana… identical and they both suck?

Strangers on a train…. both owners want other guy dead?

Sussy/Baka?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Meh lol

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

Instead of Hannah Montana, Olsen Twins would’ve been better

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Thank the Lourdes!

ray
ray
1 year ago

Any love for Josh Harrison, Grey? Would you take him over Bredan Rodgers in H2H Cats ROS?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Points league. Which h side would you prefer?

Jose Ramirez and Lucas Giolito

Cody Bellinger and Yoan Moncada

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

How are you feeling about Moncada? He seems to be one of those guys that will go 12 for 36 over a 10 game span with 3 runs, 0 HRs and 4 RBIs.

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Well slap my ass & call me Sally, Lourdes did a baseball thing.

ray
ray
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

‘Bout time…I have held

Lucky Dog
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

Same. He’s been heating up lately with several multi hit games, average creeping over the Mendoza line – but a little more power like this wouldn’t hurt.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Guess it’s time to pick up Hiura and see if he’s fixed

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think I wrote that prematurely after reading RW – has anyone actually seen how he’s done in the minors? I saw his fangraphs page and it looks like the K-rate was still over 30%

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

1.432 OPS and yep just better than 33% K rate compared to 36% up here this year. contact rate not improved.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I was about to ask who to pick up at 2B while I wait on Brujan – currently have Villar there for that 5×5 flyer and leadoff spot… I’m debating between Lourdes, Lux, and Hiura and I think the smart move would be Lourdes if not to stick with Villar

Tom Emanski
Tom Emanski
1 year ago

How about Cursa Major and Cursa Minor for 60/40 split?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

How about Clos’em Buddies?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

I am hesitant to get back on the Hiura train, but it’s tempting as a Brewer fan. Take him over Lux, Wong, or a Wander stash?

Also Lewis or Carlson.

5×5 Roto

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
1 year ago

Are you still holding on Kelenic in a 12-team redraft, or do you see a demotion in his near future?

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My outfield shituation is a mess at the moment and Kiriloff is sitting in free agency. (Austin Riley is also an FA, though, I’ve got Devers, so I don’t really need another 3B).

Right now, I’ve got Eddie Rosario, Cedric Mullins, and Kelenic, with Grisham and Conforto riding the bench because my IL is full.

Who’d you lose for Kiriloff and possibly also Riley?

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Only 3B in ESPN unfortunately and unlikely to gain new eligibility in the near future. He’s too good to be unowned though. Maybe I could try to flip him to another team eventually?

Should I grab him or just keep rolling with Grisham, Mullins, Kelenic, and Conforto for now?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Clo-stars?

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

I’m in a 10 team, keep 10 forever league and really struggling at MI and SS in particular as I’m rolling with Segura and Kiner-Falefa at the moment. I have strength at 1B with Olson, Rizzo, Mancini, Kirilloff, and Vaughn.

Would it be a decent swap to sell Rizzo or Mancini for Gleyber Torres?

Sugar
Sugar
1 year ago

12tm H2H OBP Kirilloff or Nimmo ROS? Kirilloff or Yaz?

abk111
abk111
1 year ago

Hmm…who do we think is the sit this week between these 3?

Kikiuchi @OAK
Wood @LAD

(Son about the same on these)

Or Sonny @WAS (Robot hates it)

Wood was fine against the Dodgers in SF but wondering about Dodger stadium. And sonny just feels shaky. Still trying to fully trust Kikuchi for whatever weird reason!

abk111
abk111
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah that’s what I was thinking, thanks!

Sugar
Sugar
1 year ago

Kirilloff or Nimmo ROS? Kirilloff or Yaz?

Sugar
Sugar
Reply to  Sugar
1 year ago

It’s a 12tm H2H OBP league

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

FULMER!!!! Closers are so annoying

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

phenoms now being lead by the stellar combo of Ji Man Choi and Taylor Walls. just like i drew it up lol

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So Choi had to come out of the game due to soreness in his surgically repaired right knee. Injuries, make them stop geeeezzz