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Walking down the street of Pittsburgh, talking to Yinzers to get their thoughts on Paul Skenes‘s debut, and the people were chatty with anecdotes. I told them about how Skenes could be the best pitcher in baseball and they told me about when they saw Dale Berra and Dave Parker pull out a baggie of coke, put french fries on top of it — the Pittsburgh-way, as they said — and snort the whole thing, fries and all. This debut, the Yinzers say, was more exciting than that. So, Paul Skenes (4 IP, 3 ER, 7 Ks) with the biggest debut since Strasburg in 2010. Or that’s what everyone is saying. Since everyone is comparing him to Strasburg in 2010, I did some “research” and looked up Strasburg’s rookie year stats, and — damn! — I’d take that from Skenes: 5-3/2.91/1.07/92 in 68 IP. That’s a 12.2 K/9. Insane. On the Historical Player Rater, that wasn’t a top 25 starter year in 2010. It was not enough innings then, and wouldn’t be now. Also, I don’t think Skenes will get enough this year, and he looked. Dot dot dot. Fine. He was hit around a bit and couldn’t locate. One start is neither here nor there. If you can sell high on the back of hype? I could see it because he most definitely won’t be worth anywhere close to what people think this year. Now, excuse me, Dale Berra and Dave Parker are asking if I can transport some baby powder. Not sure why they can’t themselves, but anything for old friends! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Hit the IL with “boy, this guy sucks, huh?” Unsure how long the recovery is from that.

Oneil Cruz – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Better get moving if you’re going to inconceivably drop him.

Justin Steele – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.73. Hey, real talk, he hasn’t gone more than 4 2/3 IP in any of his three starts this year.

Christopher Morel – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. A morel is a type of mushroom; a Morel is a much-boom that grows in May.

Patrick Wisdom – 3-for-4 and a slam (2) and legs (3), hitting .321. Wisdom was in Friday’s Buy, because I have wisdom. Lower case.

Jesus Luzardo – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.97 as he was activated from the IL. Usually when a player of Luzardo’s magnitude comes off the IL, I do a Kevin from ESPN goof and move on, but I didn’t here because I don’t know what to expect from Luzardo anymore. He looked solid on Saturday, but is that it? He’s fine now? On a terrible team? I don’t know, guys and five girls. I have a bad feeling about Luzardo that’s based less on his stuff in his first start back, and more on my gut.

Braxton Garrett – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.44 in his first start since the IL. Luzardo did what I expected from Braxton and Braxton did what I expected from Kyle Hendricks and Hendricks did–Any hoo! Holding Braxton for another start, but prolly on my bench.

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Oh wow, never saw that before, as he circled the bases on that homer, he held a sign with his agent’s number and a copy of his no-trade clause on fire.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. The Greek God of Hard Contact hit that homer for his mother and her mustache.

Zack Wheeler – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.53. Baseball is such a goof, I love it. Arguably the top SP in baseball vs. one of the worst teams in a pitchers’ park and he gets hit.

Pete Fairbanks -Activated from the IL. You can stop speculating on random Rays’ relievers now. Thank you for your service, Jason Adam. See ya later, Cleavinger. Alf veedersing, Shawn Armstrong.

Zack Littell – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.02. His last name is pronounced Lie-DEL, but I always say it like he’s a mouse voiced by Michael J. Fox.

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Elevate your dongs, big boy! (Don’t take out of context.)

Luis Gil – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.51. Even though he’s pitching for the Yanks, he’s been relatively quiet of hype and fantastic.

Jahmai Jones – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Jahmai is a part of the chorus in Lionel Richie’s All Night Long.

Jose Trevino – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .293. Those homers were to illustrate a point: the Rays pitching is no longer good.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have traded him to my mom for Alec Bohm. Ugh, it was Mother’s Day though, and she said take it or leave it.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .208. “Hey, Norman Bates, is that your mother in the attic and Gleyber—hold on! He moved! Gleyber is alive!” There might still be time to buy low on Gleyber.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Au Shizz, though more like, “Oh shizz I didn’t know he was still playing.”

Cooper Criswell – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.10. Once again I’m surprising myself by saying Criswell looks, well, good. Streamonator hates his next start, but I could see it.

Brayan Bello – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.13 as he was activated from the IL. Couldn’t wait until Monday? Clearly, the Red Sox don’t play in a weekly league.

Jake Irvin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.55. Did the Nats hire a new pitching coach? Their pitchers are looking a lot better this year. Irvin’s numbers look remarkably similar to Criswell, and can’t say I’m starting Irvin in his next, but I’m ready to monocle.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (6), 2nd homer in two games, third homer in four games and fourth homer last week, and fifth homer–Well, you get it. Hot schmotato alert!

Alek Manoah – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91. Hard to see where this Manoah start came from until you consider the Jays told Manoah he was taking on the Twinkies. If you think one decent start has me going anywhere near Manoah, you don’t know how much I prefer to win my fantasy leagues vs. lose them.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 3rd homer in three games. Oye como yay!

Bailey Ober – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.77. Not sure if anyone’s ever made their team better by rage-dropping a guy after a bad start in April.

Cole Ragans – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.22. If I point out every time Ragans sucks, I’ll make Mr. T horny.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.58. Pax started off with awful peripherals, and now they’re merely dreadful.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-4, and his 2nd homer. And-Gim isn’t just Pam’s plus one!

Logan Allen – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.56. This was vs. the White Sux and a straight Streamonator call like you make to the other Logan Allen. No, not that one, the one that’s a furniture store.

Cristian Javier – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.01, as he was activated from the IL. Since I was avoiding Javier in every league, and told everyone to avoid him, I can’t say I’m incredibly saddened by this development. Only sorry that it wasn’t Monday, so weekly leaguers could’ve started him.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38. I don’t have a crystal ball, but if I had to guess, leaving Verlander in your lineup all year, and he’ll be more good than bad. I say this because of his roughly 17 years of track record.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. Astros’ lineup has become, Tucker and a bunch of underperforming mother-uckers!

Jack Flaherty – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.88. He looks so much better than his ERA, and his ERA isn’t that bad. Cool that the Cards won’t be known for only giving away future All-Star outfielders.

Spencer Torkelson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys of NBA and this home run by Torkelson — the best moments in Detroit history. Then the car stuff, Motown, yadda.

Dean Kremer – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.72, but three more unearned runs for the small-scale Box Scare.

Craig Kimbrel – O’s manager, Brandon Hyde, said he wasn’t sure when Kimbrel would return to being the closer. If I were the manager and watching Yennier Cano pitch as well as he does, I’d ask, “Does Kimbrel have to be the closer again? Like what if he doesn’t? Is it like the bus going under 55 MPH in Speed?”

Adley Rutschman – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .304. I saw a ‘pert in the wild ranking catchers for ROS and Adley was like first or 2nd for them, and I had to laugh. He’s been fine, but about half as valuable as the top three catchers on the Player Rater.

Zac Gallen – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.86. I saw he had a no hitter through four innings, but I know no one gets through Westburg more than once, before he takes you North by Northwestburg.

Patrick Sandoval – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.00. The old adage always rings true: Never trust an Angels pitcher, remains true.

Seth Lugo – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.66. Game 7 of the World Series, who do you want starting Seth Lugo or Sandy Koufax? I’m going Seth Lugo, because Sandy Koufax is 88 years old.

LaMonte Wade Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. There was a team in your fantasy league who was dead-last in homers and now they’re dead-last but a few homers closer to the next-to-last team.

Michael Conforto – Hit the IL with a hamstring boo-boo, and the Giants called up Luis Matos, who is an excellent prospect who has never been excellent. You know how that goes. 30/30 guy who might go 1/3/.190 over the next two weeks.

Walker Buehler – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.36. Walker Buehler’s day off sadly happened on a start day.

Ha-Seong Kim – Left the game after being hit on the wrist with a 94 MPH fastball. Only Eminem is happy about this.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. All these guys who haven’t done anything all season hitting well on Mother’s Day is so typical. You call your mother once a year? That’s it? Every day is Mother’s Day, you schmohawks! Show some respect!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. FTJ! Fun The Jewels! Fun The Jewels fast!

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Between Cronenworth and Profar, Padres have some low-key valuable but very yawnstipating players.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.43. Picked up Darvish off waivers for this game in my RCL, and I get it but Darvish seems like a guy who should be rostered.

Abraham Toro – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer. Toro usually served cold but not this week! Hey oh! High five me! No? Okay.

Brent Rooker – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Rooker was my best pickup in some leagues. No joke. Cust kayin’.

Bryan Woo – Mariners said he should make his next start. Cool, any chance he can pitch more than 4 1/3 innings?

Mitch Garver – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Mitch don’t kill my vibe!

Julio Rodriguez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. First, Torkelson, then Gleyber, and now JRod. Bring back Jordan Walker, the hex has been lifted! Or we have bouncey balls!

Seby Zavala – 1-for-3 and his 1st home run. I bless the rains down in Zavala!

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Funny how Snitker never used a platoon before, but now that he figured out how, he’s overdoing it. Duvall coming in after a Kelenic homer because of a pitching change? C’mon! Let Kelenic see a lefty once in a while!

Max Fried – 7 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 3 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.57, and 2nd time this year pulled with a no-hitter. Going out and doing this — throwing a no-hitter — the day of Skenes’s debut? Disrespectful. Show deference to Skenes if not for his mustache, at least for his girlfriend. By the by, pulling Fried on 109 pitches during a no-hitter? It sucks, but either lose the pitch clock, don’t try to throw hard, or don’t let any pitcher throw more than 100 pitches ever. This isn’t Mr. Woke Hive Virus Mind speaking here, but guys can’t stay healthy.

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Don Youtie
Don Youtie
5 days ago

will never understand why people always rush to say “i’m right” and validate their opinions particularly so early in the season. A player’s season completely changes all the time after even an entire half has been played. It’s so egotistical, arrogant, offputting and mostly just makes you sound stupid lol

“…I saw a ‘pert in the wild ranking catchers for ROS and Adley was like first or 2nd for them, and I had to laugh. He’s been fine, but about half as valuable as the top three catchers on the Player Rater.”

Aged like goat milk north of the Wall from game of thrones. He’s literally as valuable as the top 3 catchers excluding Contreras and very well will be 1/2 by season end

Jay
Jay
6 days ago

Hi Grey,

Would you drop any of Manzardo, Vaughan Grissom, Chourio or Adell to pick up Tork?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Jay
6 days ago

is manzardo playing that much (every other day so far), probably him. MIL probably in like 8 days makes that decision for you (chourio down) quite possibly. this assumes nothing about positions, but of course tork/manzardo go together if that. definitely NOT adell, he’s far better so far than any name in this.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 days ago

if manzardo doesn’t have to start for you though i’d not drop him for tork here.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
6 days ago

somebody must’ve hit bregman in the head with a trash can reminding him these are season games by now. fun times playing either him or machado in a dynasty spot every day (and it’s been bregman, it’s got defensive stats, machado’s over there putting out garbage as a DH)

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
6 days ago

goldy in same league, having lost casas, also real fun since casas went out. and from D stats it’s not all that easy even in a 13 teamer with NFBC sized 50 active rosters (starters + BN) to find 1B elig that actually play 1B over there to sub for goldy.

Lightning99
Lightning99
6 days ago

Couple ppl just dropped Luzardo and Bibee recently, do I pickup either for Christian Scott or Kikuchi?

Last edited 6 days ago by Lightning99
TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
6 days ago

Grey,

As you know I’m a Marlins fan. They’re trying to not only lose, it’s methodical.

I’m watching the bottom of the 8th. They’re up 5-3 (should be 5-0). I said, typically when they get leads they blow it the following inning. In this instance they took the lead on the top of the 8th so they’ll blow it in the bottom.

They put… Maldonado in for the Hold on the 8th. Isn’t Puk back, or Bender?

They all suck, but you know. I turn the game on. I said “they’ll blow it either this inning or Scott will walk 4 in the 9th and blow it. Maldonado with 1 out gives up a Double to Perez. Then a 10 pitch AB ends with an RBK single to Ibanez? I know. Then he K’s Vierling. 1-2 to Torkelson I said “I think he’ll get out of it but they’ll blow it in the 9th. Actually, they’ll blow it here”. Guy leaves an 84MPH sinker dead center in the middle of the strike zone for a no doubter…. Then Skip outs Puk in.

They’re trying to lose, right?

Maybe they’ll trade Jazz and Luzardo for Baltimores 100th best prospect. lol. We did get Dillion Head for Arraez after all.

My rant. Thanks for being a shoulder to cry on Grey.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  TarmanGotHim
6 days ago

yeah bender, puk (can’t be that tired from getting 1 out yesterday); all guys they’ve all year used (except puk) as 8th inning guy, so why not go to a guy they called up recently, hehehe. never forget what sports writers voting did last year with that team, they gave the luckiest (by run differential) team probably ever to make the playoffs’ coach coach of the year. man there’s regression and there’s regression using a teleporter or something to get there quicker, MIA’s seeing the latter.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
6 days ago

Hello Grey! I know it’s late, but I hope you still have your ears on.

So my OF/Util in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS has not been very good. I have:

Acuna
R. Greene
Gurriel
Pages
Senzel

Would you add Rosario for either Pages or Senzel? Senzel has probably been a drop for a while, right?

Thanks much.

JD Hassett
6 days ago

Was offered my pick of Buehler, Houck, Detmers or Skenes for my Suarez (SD reliever Suarez)

Who would you take if any?

mattdips
mattdips
6 days ago

My vlad/Gleyber for their Olson/Stott?
5×5 h2h with possible opportunity to buy on Olson. Your Gleyber buy low note gave me pause

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
6 days ago

Did you see the new stats for bat speed? Your mancrush is number one at 80.6 mph.

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
6 days ago

Looks like you lit a fire under Bichette’s butt, Grey!

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Haha, yes!!!

Bad Mother Tucker
Bad Mother Tucker
6 days ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

(1) Would you drop Goldy for either Lourdes or Starling Marte? He’s currently a bench bat with Mountcastle starting and Nolan Jones coming off IL soon hopefully.

C- Logan
1B- Mountcastle
2B- Semien
3B- JRam
SS- Lindor
OF- Tucker
OF- Tyler O’Neill
OF- Duran
UTIL- Greene
BN- Goldy
IL- Nolan Jones

(2) Would you start Reynaldo Lopez v. CHC tonight? ($13.6)

I may be overthinking here with his current ERA, but I remember you listed Cubs as one of few offenses to be wary about a few posts ago. Also, I am 15 innings ahead of schedule and currently rostering 7 SPs and can play matchups.

SP- Freddy P, Joe Ryan, Luzardo, Ober, Flaherty, Taj Bradley, Reynaldo

Last edited 6 days ago by Bad Mother Tucker
Butter Rum
Butter Rum
6 days ago

Who are you starting for first half of this week in standard 5×5 NL only roto – Cutch or L. Wade?

jocrafe
jocrafe
6 days ago

Grey,

rank for ROS pts league:

Paredes
Hoerner
Pena

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
6 days ago

You don’t sound super high on Skenes. I own him in a 12 team mixed league. Would you trade him for Christian Scott or Jared Jones?

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Just trying to manage expectations?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Scoboticus
6 days ago

he’s not “high” on skenes since the limited innings for this year.

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
6 days ago

Tomorrow do you like Reese Olson vs Mia or Wacha @Sea?

hal_incandenza
6 days ago

Whatcha think of this order (6×6, QS instead of Wins):
Gil, Darvish, Kikuchi, Keller

Last edited 6 days ago by hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Adding Flaherty to the mix, would it be Flaherty-Kikuchi 1-2? Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
6 days ago

Please pick one
Gasser vs Pirates
J.Gray vs Cleveland
Morton vs Cubs
All at home

toolshed
6 days ago

Nootbar has been underwhelming. He does look like he’s been unlucky if you look under the hood. The STL offense in general has been an abomination. Are you holding or moving on in 10 team, 5 OF obp formats? Thanks

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  toolshed
6 days ago

he’s been unlucky and his cold streaks like here aren’t as bad as some since he takes his BB’s for sure, but i’m betting in a 10’er there will be better options, and even if he does better he’ll near certainly be out there later.

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
6 days ago

2 homers in 2 games for Connor Joe, so of course the Pirates have to bench him today!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Is there a glossary term for that, benching a hot schmatato?

Lucky Dog
6 days ago

Yeah, so this last week I had Gilbert go kablooey, so why not, I started Pivetta, Javier & Bello fresh off the IL.

Won K’s because of it. Hopefully they’re better in their next starts.

Stop pouring that haterade for Javier – he was pitching well before this. Yikes.

Lightning99
Lightning99
6 days ago

Pickup chourio on waivers for Happ? Dude has hit for not power even though he scores runs, I’m not in an OBP league btw so his high obp is useless other then runs scored.

Lightning99
Lightning99
Reply to  Lightning99
6 days ago

Vaursho and Stanton are also available if that’s a better option at all

Last edited 6 days ago by Lightning99
Chucky
Chucky
6 days ago

Two start Trevor Williams @ CHW @ Tor or two start Matt Manning v Miami @ Az?

Acuña Machado Means No Worries
Acuña Machado Means No Worries
6 days ago

Everyone on IL came back at once!
Which bench bat to drop? Duran, Keith, or Tyler black? I have a good bit of space so I don’t mind holding black even tho in minors- looking ROS overall

herschel
herschel
6 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you swap cronenworth for either of buehler or lodolo?

Butter Rum
Butter Rum
6 days ago

J. Baez and J. Abreu – keep one on bench and drop the other in AL only. Abreu is the drop with less of a path to relevancy?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 days ago

hey what did you think of gasser? looked polished to me. the sweeper is a good one. he was able to compete in the zone and get chase. the armside on the fastball is mcclanahanish 6 mph slower. looked like he could stick

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 days ago

Start Gasser v Pitt or Mize v Miami?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Chucky
6 days ago

tough call. mize in det maybe. good park. both good stream against teams. more sample on mize. though on second thought gasser better run support? this has been no help.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

samezies

SteveNZ
6 days ago

In more from the Time Flies Department – EIGHT years ago today, you, me and royce! watched Kershaw throw a CG three-hitter with 13 Ks at the Stadium. In two hours 13 minutes!

And the night before that me and JFOH saw Syndegaard homer twice off of Kenta Maeda. The icing in the cake was it that was Dave Roberts bobblehead night!

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Do you fancy Fedde at home to WSH tomorrow? QS league so a win doesn’t matter. Currently 9.7 on the SON…

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
6 days ago

My offense has finally reached some level of consistency, and just because I said that, they will hit .205 and I will lose every category this week, but I digress. Now, it’s my pitching that is alternating getting blown up each start. I’m in first in the H2H but I think it is more fueled by luck than performance thus far. Any moves you would make here:

Kirby
Steele
Flaherty
Houck
Bradish

Waiver wire has Kikuchi, Crochet, someone just dropped C. Scott, Gil, and Assad. We have a 5 transaction limit per week so my ability to just stream one spot is slightly limited. Any advice or just continue to hold my guys and let it even out. Thanks Grey!

Play Ball
Play Ball
6 days ago

If you were to redo Carroll’s category projections what would they be?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
6 days ago

For ROS

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
6 days ago

Should I drop my caminero stash for Daniel Hudson… , foley..or re pick up Triston McKenzie?
Thx for your awesomeness

Sandukes
Sandukes
6 days ago

Langford dropped in my keeper league would be an 8th rd pick next year

Do I use my #3 waiver on him & drop one of Wilyer Abreu, Eduoard Julien, Luis Garcia Jr, or Tyler ONeil? (All would be around 20th rd picks if kept)

Or forget Langford & his pedigree, make him earn his roster spot…

Chucky
Chucky
6 days ago

Any rumors and/or propaganda that LuBob will activated this week?

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Straight from the Rumors and Propaganda Desk, looks like LuBob might get some rehab games in later this week. Fingers crossed he doesn’t reinjure himself. Not like that is even a remote possibility with LuBob.

Dude
Dude
6 days ago

What is your take on Puk working out of the bullpen? Worth an add and see in SVHLD league?

Todd Time
Todd Time
6 days ago

Is Seager and Suarez too much to give up for Jose Ramirez?

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
6 days ago

Locked in Skubal (@Ariz) and Gilbert (vs KC)
Pick 3 of the following 5 to round out my rotation for my 12 team ESPN, head to head, weekly league

S. Gray (@LAA/maybe a 2 step vs Boston … not confirmed)
Ober (@Clev)
Jared Jones (@ChC)
Bibee (@TEX/vs Min)
Flaherty (@Ariz)

Thanks!

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
6 days ago

Hi Grey! How long is the leash for Walker Buehler in RCL-type leagues? Worth dropping and converting roster spot into a streaming slot? Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

What if you have Buehler and Kyle Bradish, Braxton Garrett, Seth Lugo, Gavin Stone, Ranger Suarez, Christian Scott, Taj Bradley, Freddy Peralta plus Gerrit Cole on the IL? Then is it ok to drop Buehler?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

haha, that wasn’t a hypothetical. That’s my actual starting staff in the Writers League.

Chucky
Chucky
6 days ago

H2H.
Gasser v Pitt or
Mize v Miami
thanks

Adem
Adem
6 days ago

King Boba are we starting imanaga at atlanta today?

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Adem
6 days ago

I’m starting him v the ‘27 Yankees

Daze
Daze
6 days ago

Grey
Who would you rather stash
I guess the decision should be based on when is the call up and who plays when they do finally get called up
Wood or Caminero
My guess is Wood He also offers power and SB’s.
but don’t let me influence you. :)

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

yup. too bad I have been stashing Caminero for about a week now
Oh well

Alex
Alex
6 days ago

Who would you start, if any?

Elder at home versus SD
Braxton Garrett at home versus NYM
Darvish @ Atlanta

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
6 days ago

Please rank the following SP for ROS:
Christian Scott
Taillon
Jon Gray
Braxton Garrett

toolshed
6 days ago

Grissom going to find himself back in a place that he is all too familiar with if he doesn’t start hitting soon. His glove ain’t the reason why he is in the show. I know it’s a small sample, LFG already.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 days ago

the new statcast bat tracking leaderboards are rad (said the gen xer)

theputnam
theputnam
6 days ago

Since his concussion, Tyler O’Neill’s SwStr% has gone from 7.6% to 16.0%. Any worries there?

theputnam
theputnam
Reply to  theputnam
6 days ago

Correspondingly, K% from 21.3% to 38.5%.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  theputnam
6 days ago

the interesting question would be why would anybody in limited sample assuming TON’s K% being 21.3% for how many at bats was that, meant anything. he’s got a lot of years of much higher than 21.3%

myfreindscousinsaid
myfreindscousinsaid
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

In light of that are you going Pages over O’Neill?

Steve
Steve
6 days ago

OBP league, would you trade Bregman for Cronenworth and Jasson Dominguez? 10-team league. Cronenworth would slot in at IF and Yandy would become my only 3B. I also have an empty IL slot for Dominguez (who is a potential keeper)

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
6 days ago

Hi Grey,

Would you be patient with Starling Marte or pick up Leody Teveras or JJ Bleday or Lars Noosbear? Tevaras, Bleday and Noortbaar are all on waivers?

Another option is to waive Polar for any of the three?

Thanks so much!

schloofy
schloofy
6 days ago

Hello Grey,

I’m surprised how much the Streamonator lurrrrves Randy Vasquez at home against the Rockies today. What do you think? Is that a solid pickup? What about in a QS league?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  schloofy
6 days ago

i eyeballed that start for possible dfs

Hamporter
Hamporter
6 days ago

Someone dropped Bellinger yesterday in a 12 team H2H Categories mixed league. $61 out of $100 Of FAAB left and there are $0 bids. What would you put on Bellinger? Thanks!

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Thanks, I needed the kick in the ass to lay down an aggressive bid! Daily waivers, so I can just.be aggressive the rest of the year.

Mike
Mike
6 days ago

Please rank Braxton Garrett, Skenes, Taj Bradley. And Bryan woo for ROS.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

… and woo is last?

Keeks
Keeks
6 days ago

Hola Grey,

OBP League, who to start in Utility spot this week:

Mullins (6g)
Chourio (6g)
Loperfido (7g)

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Gracias!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
6 days ago

Would you give Gausman and Finnegan to get Westburg?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

How do you feel about Finnegan being a sell high?

Chucky
Chucky
6 days ago

2 SP and 1 P slots available:
Trevor *2 step* Williams @ CHW @ Tor
Mize v Miami
Flaherty @ Az
Gasser v Pitt
Yu @ Atl
Taj @ Bos
Javier v Oak
Marsh @ Seat
Taillon @ Atl. or roll with
Fairbanks @ Bos @ Sea in the P slot

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
6 days ago

Hey Grey,

Which three would you start from the following:

Keller @MIL
Keller @CHC
Bello @STL
Gore @PHI
CRAWFORD @STL
Harrison vs COL
Little @BOS

Also, is Gore currently a steamer or more than that? I think he was one of your sleepers but doesn’t seem to be putting it all together just yet.

Thanks as always!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

12 teamer. Options like Littel, Pfaadt, Sanchez, Schmidt, Abbott, Criswell, Paddack – don’t feel like Gore or any of these are more than streamers atm, but who are you putting stock into longer term?

Dancin Homer
6 days ago

Afternoon & Happy National Frog Jumping Day!

Just be careful no to pull a hammy or anything…

Looking to make a leap in the standings and someone just cut Bogaerts. 12-team 6×6 (OPS/ QS) league. You cutting anyone from my roster below & try to claim Xander?

C: Jeffers
1B: Vladdy
2B: Mookie
3B: Chapman
SS: Gunnar
IF: Luis Garcia
OF: Teoscar, J. Duran, E. Ruiz
UTL: Westburg
BN: Langford (IL)
 
SP: Webb, Peralta, Bassitt, Keller, Hicks, Kikuchi, Lodolo, Triston McKenzie, Flaherty
RP: Romano, Bednar, Alvarado, D. Hudson
 
IL (3 slots): G. Cole, D. Williams, Pepiot

Also, any chance you’re starting Hicks today vs. LAD?

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

thank you and I agree I need a better OF.. that said, I can always slide Betts into my OF spot, move Westburg/ Garcia to 2B, and then Ruiz to my “UTL” spot.

It’s just a shuffling of cards, but an OF of Betts, Teoscar, & J. Duran looks significantly better.

Which leads me to my follow-up, what are you doing with Langford in redraft leagues in general? he’s only hit .224 on the season and could be out a month+

thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

Appreciate that… always tough to drop someone you had such high hopes for before the season.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

If you have to start Hicks, it’s gonna be freezing cold out there tonight. turbo sinker in the cold might work…but giants v yamamoto doesn’t sound promising

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 days ago

Excellent work Grey,

16-team H2H weekly points league…

who should I start this week?

Luzardo Vs NYM or
Flaherty @ ARI.

Thanks

Freedminds
Freedminds
6 days ago

Think JD will have any mixed league value this year?

Mets are no LAD, but he’s still hitting behind Nimmo, Lindor, etc…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Freedminds
6 days ago

i hope so. don’t see why not

Mike
Mike
6 days ago

Start seager vs cleveland at Texas or Profar vs Colorado at sand Diego?

Smitty
6 days ago

Bassitt @ Balt
Woo vs KC
Scott @ Philly
Who gets the ball?

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

yeah agree all 3 are gross, Is Manning for 2 (vs Mia / @ AZ) a better option? I know, gross…

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

alright Albright thanks man!

Patrick
Patrick
6 days ago

Time to move on from Ced Mullins? He is already sitting vs lefties and this weekend sat two straight vs righties. With all the Orioles depth, is he worth holding in a 5 OF league?

theputnam
theputnam
6 days ago

Need to drop a SP to make room for a hitter. My droppable options are Bradley, Scott, Houck, Darvish, or King. I’d like to see where Bradley and Scott go. Can Houck survive primarily on a sinker and slider? His projections are lowest ROS too. Darvish didn’t have a great K-BB% before his last start. Has King turned it around? Who’s the drop?

myfreindscousinsaid
myfreindscousinsaid
6 days ago

Santander or N.Jones when he gets back?

herschel
herschel
6 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. looks like castellanos is starting to come around a bit? need to sit one of these guys. who sits?

castellanos – 2 @ nym, 2 vs nym, 3 vs was
pages – 3 @ sf, 4 vs cin
o’neill – 4 vs tb, 3 @ stl

thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 days ago

nfbc which 2

luzardo nym
bradley @ bos
marsh @ sea

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

sawks been slumpy but the bradley start is against houck so even if he pitches well, can rays get him any runs. luzardo scarred me/scares me still.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

the per se is where the rub is. none are terrible options. there’s no mikolas @ lad. all three could go either way.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 days ago

how about the Marc Summers double dare have to take Manaea home v philly to get the @ mia later in the week

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 days ago

that’s a different league. the one you’re in, in case you wanna get out your manaea voodoo doll

Last edited 6 days ago by OaktownSteve
sportivetricks
sportivetricks
6 days ago

Hey to the Hey, Grey!

Thanks, as always, for your insights and charm! You think it’s time to kick Foley to the curb entirely? I’d be picking up Alzolay to see if he gets the job back, so that kind of seems like six-of-one-half-doz-of-other, right? What do you think: hold Foley or Alzolay?

Lurrrrrrrvey lurves!

Braves123
Braves123
6 days ago

Do we think Chris Bassitt is worth an add to keep on a roster or is he a streamer only? Looks like he may be pitching better lately