Leonys Martin was designated for assignment.  His assignment is to go back in time and impress 2016 Grey less, so he doesn’t write a sleeper post about him.  On Saturday, Indians were saying Martin’s DFA’ing is more to do with Mercado getting a boost of confidence vs. Bobby Bradley getting promoted, and the Indians were lying.  Bobby Bradley was called up on Sunday. Fun fact!  After Bobby Brady lost a pie-eating contest, his father Mike told him to take the L like a man and disowned him, so he briefly went by Bobby Bradley. Bradley has 24 HRs in 67 games, hitting .292, but has some Ks, so the average could come down, but the power is not going anywhere since the majors are using a SuperBall. As Prospect Mike said yesterday in his Bobby Bradley fantasy, even with the balls stuck with Capri Sun straws, dripping juice, Bradley could still hit 20 homers the rest of the way and every fantasy team could use him.  I tried to grab him in every league, but was too slow.  Don’t worry, I just did two lines of coke to avoid that ever happening again, but now my nose is dripping with a secret formula of caramel flavoring.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was called up to fill-in for Clevinger for a few starts.  Civale looks like a 6.5 K/9, 2 BB/9, 4.25 ERA pitcher, which is whatever outside of AL-Only leagues.  On the other hand (were we using hands?), Civale doesn’t throw with much velocity, which is my new ‘ he throws with a lot of velocity,’ so I’m just gonna be a subtle cyclops.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .293.  Rizzo or Carlos Santana?  Okay, Rizzo, but it’s not LudicRizz.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.33. At least he was no Trevor Bauer! You can run Plesac out there for his next start, but this was a Streamonator call I pointed out in Friday’s Buy.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.18, as he was recalled after a quick jaunt to Lake Elsinore for a kayak excursion with some friends at Single-A. As John Denver’s last known quote went, “The rapids were as lively as our conversations–holy crap!” If someone dropped Paddack in your league, I would grab him again.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and scored on a sac fly to the 2nd baseman on the edge of the grass, which doesn’t mean anything for fantasy, but the Padres should be held up as the way to turn your franchise around in *counting fingers* ten years?  Either way, Padres are super sexy now.

Dakota Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, but I’m not sure how you can afford to not start a guy with a 3.36 ERA, unless he’s in Coors, and he’s not.  Guess you could say I’m Dakota Stanning.

Jordan Hicks – Diagnosed with triceps tendinitis, and the Cardinals say he can be fine after a few days of rest.  Oh…*swims the Pacific Ocean wearing water wings*…kay. Tyler Webb got the save on Saturday, but that was a last-minute decision because Hicks was suddenly hurt.  It would seem that Carlos Martinez or John Gant would replace Hicks, in that order.  Or rather Gant would get most saves, if he didn’t give up FOUR EARNED RUNS in only A THIRD OF AN INNING at the very end of the week and ruin my entire week.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.30, but now two straight solid starts, and gets a cushy next matchup at home that he will rock or get rocked, because we can’t have anything nice, did John Gant really just do that?  He did, didn’t he?

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  It says here that VV is back in the rotation.  “Here” is somewhere I don’t fully trust, so we’ll see.  Prolly more of a streamer than anything else, and Saturday’s start was a solid one.

Enyel De Los Santos – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.36.  Phils would’ve been better with a spot start from Enya.

Wilkin Castillo – On Saturday, Wilkin got his first hit since 2009.  In his last game 3,654 days ago, Wilkin also had a hit, so he now has the longest hitting streak.  Eat a D, Joe D!  His two hits were nearly separated by ten years, with his last hit coming on June 20th.  That really is bonkers.  Michael Jackson died five days after his last hit, triggering grief worldwide.  Ten years later, he’s a trigger warning.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .324.  Doode is so frustrating to own.  You almost have to own him in a weekly league, because, at some point during the middle of the week, you will hear he’s going on the IL and, in a daily league, you will bench him or drop him and then he’ll return two days later and homer.

J.T. Riddle – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third in four games.  Schmotato, sure, but the Phillies pitchers are all a bunch of Jamie Moyers with their homers allowed.

Brian Anderson – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer.  I went to our Player Rater, expecting to say, “Anderson is better than (fill-in name) and you’re so surprised by that!”  But Anderson has not been better than many.

Jordan Yamamoto – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 0.95.  Yamamoto on the Interstate, doing trucker speed and having unprotected sex with homeless fantasy team owners who drafted Corey Kluber in the 2nd round.  His walks yesterday are a little deceiving, since he gave up three quick in the 1st that led to his two runs, then settled in.  Hard to not recommend Him-amoto.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.27.  Okay, now he goes to Coors next to face a team that just saw him.  You putting your marbles where your mouth are and starting him?

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.37 as he was optioned down to the minors.  Faultysandalsresortwitz should be sent to the IL, because he obviously hasn’t been right all year.   I ain’t tryin’ to be mean, but if you owned Faultysandwichwitz up until the point the Braves sent him down, you don’t deserve to win your league. I have literally told you for six weeks he’s droppable.

Craig Kimbrel – Could be called up by Thursday or Friday.  Now’s the time to sell Strop to an owner who’s been in a coma for three weeks.  Just sneak into their hospital room and use their hand to okay the trade.

Jose Quintana – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.50.  I’m not saying Quintana is hurt.  I’m saying I’d like to hurt him.  Holy eff bombs, Batman!  You must be Jo-Qu’ing, you giant schmohawk!  Get the effin eff off my team!  I hate you!  I hate you!  *cries into the shoulder of my Giancarlo beanbag* Not you, Giancarlo…Not…you.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.92 vs. Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  I feel like there’s something to gleam for fantasy from Hamels and deGrom going head to head. Could it be that they’re next to each other on the Player Rater, but deGrom was drafted about 150 spots earlier? Nah, that’s too obvious.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  Anime Grey calls him a Buy in the video at the top of the page.  I agree with Anime Grey.  Smart ‘toon that guy.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-2 and his 27th homer.  Albombso!

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 5.11.  Feel similar to Kikuchi as I do to Foltynyuk-nyuk-nyukwitz. If you own Kikuchi still, your league is crazy deep, or you’re not playing to win.

J.P. Crawford – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .300. Has been playing, but he was hitting .222 for the week with no power, so it may as well be ‘has-been playing.’

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .167.  The MVPshaw is back! Hmm, that kinda undercuts it by saying ‘pshaw.’ Maybe that’s what makes it perfect.  MVPshaw!

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, 2nd homer in three games, and maybe risin’ schmotato, but he’s hitting .125 in the last week and always in the 7 or 8 hole.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  Wouldn’t say he has the best peripherals, but top 25 peripherals? Yeah, I could see a case for that.  He does have the 10th best xFIP, tied with Frankie Montas…*pours some out from 40 ounce of Olde English* That’s not beer, that’s Montas’s tainted urine.

Joey Votto – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .260.  Joey is still alive and kicking!  Which is what an Australian says after running over a baby kangaroo.

Mike Soroka – Left after being hit on the elbow by a pitch.  He seemed swole, as in mad not as in swollen, but we await word of tragedy, because no one can have a nice pitcher this year.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .263.  Two more home runs until he’s injured or three more homers until I never talk about this prediction again.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 18th homer, hitting .286.  Also, in this game, Juan Soto went 1-for-5, hitting .305, with his 12th homer.  Tildaddy says you can have some Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 0-for-5, hitting .246. Home Run Derby is stupid, so I kinda don’t care that MLB decided to put Vlad Jr. in it, but…ACTUALLY, if his name were Albert Belle Jr. would he be considered for the Home Run Derby with the garbage he’s done so far?  Why not make him earn it and not have the Home Run Derby be a participation trophy?

Eric Sogard – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .305. I added him last week, and if Eric Sogard’s name was Eric Soguerrero Jr., he’d be in the Home Run Derby. True or False.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  This game came in Fenway, and I’m not sure there’s any reason to not own him with how he’s pitched all year.  I can give you some peripherals that are less than ideal, but he has a 3.04 ERA, so *shrugs*

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.23.  Just Awful living up to his name.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .322.  After the game, LeMahieu stayed late to help Judge and Giancarlo with their launch angles.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .333. He hit his 5th inning homer off his ankles, five inches inside to the upper deck.  He’s 21 years old.  Zoinks!

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Any ideas what he’s batting?  I know, I know, I KNOW! He missed some time, but any ideas?  If you’re saying .255, you’re too high, like that chair for Altuve.

Tyler White – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st career grand slam, and 3rd (!) homer, hitting .229.  El Oso Gordo!

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 10th save on Saturday.  You know what’s making for a giant closerfudge?  Some of the best teams in the majors won’t stick to one gee-dee closer. I know Parker came into the 10th, but Taylor Rogers was used in the 8th, not exactly a save situation there.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.02. Opens fortune cookie and reads, “Pitchers all suck.”  Not sure if I’m ready to hear this yet, Confucius.

Luis Arraez – 4-for-4, hitting .436, but played due to Schoop being temporarily sidelined, and Ehire injured and working on his LinkedIn competitor site.  So, still only A Little Respect in AL-Only for Arraez? Sure.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Welcome back, Dozier!  *sees Brian Dozier snacking on the ‘Welcome Back, Dozier’ donuts* Get out of here, Brian!  They’re not for you!

Danny Santana – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Black & white silhouette of a curtain blowing in the breeze.  An ice cube sensually glides down a potato.  Dannys Antana steps into frame, “No one comes between me and my hot schmotato.”

Domingo Leyba – 0-for-1, as he was called up by the Diamondbacks to. Dot dot dot. Not play?  Yo, the Diamondbacks are dumb.  Do they think their bench is a booby trap like in Indiana Jones and once Kevin Cron was removed they needed a new bag of sand in prospect, Domingo Leyba?  Even if they wanted to play Leyba, I honestly have no idea where they’d do it.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .242.  Shut up, brain, don’t point out how he has more homers than David Dull.  Brain, “You did it for me.”  Doh!

David Dahl – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Send that ball straight to Dullsville!

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd steal, as he played centerfield.  If the Rockies put out a CD with all of their classics on it, not playing Hampson for months at infield, then playing him in center would be a classic cut.  Right after:  Tony Wolters, Starting Catcher.

Chris Taylor – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, 2nd homer in a week, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Liam Hendriks – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.49, and the save on Saturday.  Blake Treinen went on the Ineffective List on Saturday, as I predicted on Friday.  King stay King!  King stay King!  King stay King!  Which is also what I’ve been shouting around my house all weekend.  Cougs hasn’t always appreciated it, but she’s committed to staying with me until she finds someone else.  Hendriks could be the closer the rest of the year; something is wrong with Treinen.  Also, Trivino’s been broke since his hand injury in May and Joakim Soria’s been broken since 2017.

Brett Anderson – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.26.  Pitching for the A’s team, B.A. Brokeass.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he hits leadoff.  On one hand, all he has going for him is he’s an ex-Mets player.  On the other hand, that might be all anyone needs.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Been getting some pushback about not loving the Yonster as much as maybe I should.  First of all, as every disgraced minister will tell you, you don’t know what’s in my heart and how much I like someone. I am fondy of Yonny, but it is beyond-y obvious his peripherals (7.2 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 4.08 xFIP) are more yawny, than a gorgeous 36-29-38 blondey.

Diego Castillo – Hit the IL with “Whatever the hell is going around major league bullpens.”  It’s a closerpocalype!  People run past the camera, screaming. One guy runs up five inches from camera and screams, “I didn’t even have a chance to put on my contacts!” So, in Castillo’s place…Was he even the closer?  I think so, but whatever happened with Jose Alvarado?  Did he stop the Venezuelan civil unrest and make it back?  I’d prolly go with Emilio Pagan, then Alvarado for saves in the short-term, then Alvarado long-term.

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The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

NL only with QS over wins 10 team h2h. have these for SP: davies, lester, stressbird, matz, gallen, mahle, lucchesi, castillo and V2 in a RP slot (RP options are very weak though, we start 4). drop who for which of this group: alzolay (recently dropped, off WW soon), strahm.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

also gonsolin is out there, but i’m guessing that doesn’t last much longer.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

14-team 5×5 roto OBP

Streamanator and Hittertron consulted…
(our rule is, “At least one hitter and one pitcher on 4 bench spots total.”)

Hittertron says start B.Dozier at 2B over Odor (Kingery at MI – no room at 3B or oF for Kingery) and Bradley at U. Move Odor to the bench for young Bobby B.

Willie Calhoun was going to move to the bench from the IR but I may have to drop him.

Streamanator loves my 6 SPs (Bauer, MadBum, Snell, Flaherty, F.Valdez, and Fried) so I have three spots left for
LeClerc (highest $ amount according to Streamanator for next 7 days of who is left!) facing @DET/@TB

next is Porcello (NYY) I would bench him since I need “Saves+Holds” points
tie betwen Hand and S.Kelley I would start these two for my last two slots.

Keichel @CHC gets no love and goes to the bench and stays on the trade block.

Hendriks (@STL – @LAA) is a serious “STAY AWAY” Bench or cut?

I guess my question is, “Do I drop Calhoun or Hendriks?” and, “Do you like the idea of starting who I start and benching who I bench?

Mex
Mex
3 years ago

Dynasty league, standard Roto.

Who do you want for the foreseeable future, story or Betts? Is it close?

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Is Gonsolin a must add, what do you think of him?

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Ellis
3 years ago

Was able to find an updated article, he’s only a spot starter, coming back from an injury, hasn’t pitched more than 5 in a game yet although he strikes out a lot of guys

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Love me some Lourdes – garbage time solo HR, but now he’s gonna be up with 2 on and 2 out with a chance to tie the game…

Also with the Red Sox – holy hell the ump missed ball 4 to Mookie Betts – that ball was up and in and nowhere close, so what does Mookie do with the next pitch? grounder to short to end the inning… Benitendi should’ve been up with 2 on there… I wouldn’t be so bitter about that if the ball 4 wasn’t such a bad call – i mean it didn’t even paint the corner at ALL

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

20 team dynasty, just got done trading blackman and profar for gurriel and paxton. had far too many OF’ers, still do really, don’t want to drop dannys antana or desmond yet either. all the stats including defensive stuff, along with needing at least 9 TEX players either healthy or in DL slots (NA guys don’t count). won’t show the prospects here as they aren’t relevant
C murphy (had been streaming but now can’t while leaving big willie in DL slot)
1B whit (2B/CF/LF)
2B odor
SS andrus
3B gurriel (the older, HOU one, but he has decent value in this league from other stats like 2B/3B/hits)
LF eloy
CF desmond (LF/1B)
RF stanton (LF)
util (1) y.alvarez
BN (4 total BN slots, at most one can be used for a pitcher to prevent hoarding): choo (LF/RF), mazouza (RF), dannys antana (1-2B, CF/LF)
DL (5): gallo, willie
SP: ryu, morton, skaggs, archer, darvish, paxton
RP (7): j.urias, pressly, buttrey, leclerc, c.martin, romo, wittgren
DL (5): morrow, l.ferrell, d.castillo

so due to castillo going DL i’m still legal for pitchers (only 1 BN slot used). however, longer term i’ll have to trade somebody away when my others are healthy after obtaining paxton. which of these are better:
1. darvish for a good 2nd rounder (think 21st-25th overall)
2. archer for good 3rd rounder (think 41st-45th overall) + j.guerra (could throw away later)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok, so archer’s long term outlook that much worse than darvish’s i’d guess.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

his FIP is .85 or so worse as of right now, and when we’re talking 5.15 to 6.01 that is a large difference.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Effing DET

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Jp Crawford or Newmann while Mondesi is out?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I figured. Thank you

Guy
Guy
3 years ago

With the Hicks news, is CMart a must add? Would you drop Kelley for him?

Guy
Guy
Reply to  Guy
3 years ago

Or Holland
Robles

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

As I see that Ian Desmond is benched against a lefty after a day off, and Bud Black has loaded his lineup with left handed bats, I am once again impressed how the Rockies have vertically integrated their poor decision making.

Just this morning, I read part of Dan Szymborski’s chat where he half-joked that Rodgers would see a time share with Valaika now that Story is out.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Please rank:

Conforto’s Mom, Bellinger’s Mom, Yelich’s Mom

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Hahah

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Has Ross Stripling found his velocity in the bullpen? Just wondering if he’s someone to look at now that RW is saying Stripling is listed with the starters in the Dodger’s lineup

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

In a 15 team roto – while Story is out, do I keep trotting Rodgers at there at Util or would you roll with Biggio, Chris Taylor, Schmotato Pillar? I’ve been waiting on Rodgers for the better part of two years but it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen this year.

Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks – think I’m going to hold until he plays at Coors after this series. Valaika at SS today, they love not playing young guys – it’s unreal.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The Coors-effect is insane! Just look for what it’s done for Dahl.

… oh, that homer was in LA?

183414
183414
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

It’s the phucking and Dummy Black. Desmond gets super hot in june , so what does Dummy Black do….sits him 2 games in a row against lefties, and plays Tapia (lefty) and Valhikea (sucks). Black, Green, Roberts, Lovullo……I remember when managers were good.

183414
183414
Reply to  183414
3 years ago

Left out the word ROCKIES.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  183414
3 years ago

I was just going to say the same ha. They’ll play desmond for months on end every day while he’s awful. Now sit him two games in a row while hot. Bud Black needed to stack the lineup with lefties to face a LHP I guess.

183414
183414
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

Dummy Black, Howdy Doody Green (Pads), and Mickey NOT MANTLE Calloway are 3 of the worst managers in history. Aaron Boone is a notch above. Calloway sits McNeil after 2 back to back 3 r.b.i. games because…he wants to keep McNeil FRESH. wtf ???
Aaron Boone sits Sanchez and Gleyber after they hit home runs together 3 days in a row. Torres was REALLY pissed. Why ? Because Boone wanted to keep Torres FRESH.
Gleyber told him that he gets paid to play every day. He’s been hitting all year. He and Sanchez wanted to go for 4 days in a row. Gleyber said he wants to play 162 games. He’s 22 years old….he DOESN’T need to rest to be fresh.
Managers are AWFUL, by and large. Just tools of ownership. No more Weavers, Martins, Leylands, Coxs’, Stengels, Alstons, La Russas, Durochers……just a bunch of beta boys.

Jaone
Jaone
3 years ago

Someone offered Conforto for Boyd. Should I take it?

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

Not sure if been addressed in the thread, however please rank these in order of your preference.

Voth, Civale, Alzolay, L. Allen.

Thanks again for your thoughts

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Guy who throws 105 gets a sore elbow. Never saw that coming.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

We’re sitting Gioloto, right? Of course he’ll toss a gem now.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Jeez. Sat him and started Plutko – and I suppose he’s not going to come back out after this rain delay *steam coming out of ears emoji*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

OK, so he got pulled before he could complete a QS, feel a little better about sitting him now haha. Even if he did fan my Christian Vasquez looking.

Always something to complain about!

Elsewhere – have you seen Echo In The Canyon?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 years ago

10 team redraft 5×5 H2H. 2 DL slots.

Do I have anyone to drop for Alzolay, or a streamer?

Mercado, Eloy
Lorenzen, Alvarado, CMart, Hendriks
DL (2 slots only): Caleb Smith, Glasnow, Clevinger

Thanks in advance.

Ryan Vincent
Ryan Vincent
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Still hold Glasnow in a 10 teamer with tonight’s injury update?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Just got the news that Jordan Hicks has a torn UCL and will probably need TJ surgery. Should I pick up Liam Hendricks once they Cards put Hicks on the DL?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Have the Cards decided whether to put him on the IL?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

they haven’t put him on as of yet

Chud
Chud
3 years ago

2 dynasty questions:

SP rankings: CSmith/Woodruff/DGerman

Player rankings: Kingery/Scooter/Laureano

Thanks!

Chud
Chud
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Appreciate it!

Laureano or A.Garcia?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

My gut says Cmart now that Hicks is donzo.
So pick up Gant wherever you can!

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Until Story gets healthy and right my infield will continue looking mighty weak. Guys like Carlos Santana and Garrett Cooper who would be awesome compliment stat stuffers are left carrying the load.

Thinking about try to flip Zac Gallen. One name that pops up to go for is Justin Turner. Not a ton in the way of counting stats but consistent enough that my infield won’t seem as bad.

Is a bat just out of the top 50 like Turner fair value for Gallen? Would it be wisest to give Gallen a longer look to see if the value could go higher?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks,
Rookie mistake got me to where I am. I dropped Josh Donaldson in a 12 team H2H because I couldn’t stand the 12 weeks of ground balls. The day after he goes on this insane run of HRs.
Oh well, I just learned a hard lesson that you shouldn’t draft a player in the early/mid rounds that you are not willing to roll with the inevitable slumps.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

So with Hicks done for the year. Who do you see filling his roll moving forward? Gant or C Mart? Thanks

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Alzolay worth it if I have to drop Paddack, Yonny or Lucchesi?

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
3 years ago

Max Muncy for Giolito & Moosetakas

What side you taking?

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Announced Clevinger will return on Friday to pitch @ Bal. Who do you like between Clev and Gallen vs Was?

Thanks!

chris pierce
chris pierce
3 years ago

Grey, running threw a list a guys in my league that I could trade for in playoff push.

I am currently in 1st place.

Any guys below worth a trade pick as this time or wait until our tradeline is closer? MId July.

Boyd – owner wanted a 3rd rd pick.
Giolio – owner wants a 1st rd pick
Bumgarner and Cole Hamels – ownere wants a 3rd rd pick
Wheeler – owners wants a 4th rd pick

Kershaw
Nola
Heaney
Lynne
Bieber

Domingo G DL
Glasnow DL
Woodruff
Peacock

PB&J
PB&J
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

What do you think of my Dahl for his Ryu? It’s a redraft league.

Thanks so much

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

Roster management question (bear with me on the length, I’m sorry) :

This is an 11 tm. keeper, roto league with a 200 start limit. I am in second place and am finally getting healthy (H. Dozier, Springer, Gallo returning; Mondesi next week).

My current ranking in each category (Scored 1 through 11; 1 pt. is last place, 11 pts. is first place):

Offense: Hits/8, Runs/6, HR/6, Extra base hits/8, RBI/7, Walks/9, Strikeouts/1, SB/10.5, Average/9

Pitching: IP/6, Ks/7.5, QS/8, CG/8, W/10, Saves/10, Blown Saves/2, ERA/7, WHIP/11

My current lineup is:

C – McCann
1B – Voit (1B, DH)
2B – Moncada (2B, 3B)
3B – Dozier (1B, 3B, DH)
SS – Segura (SS)
OF – Soler (OF, DH)
OF – Hoskins (OF, 1B)
OF – Reynolds (OF)
UTL – Bellinger (OF, 1B)
BN – Springer (OF, DH), Kendrick (1B, 2B, 3B)
IL – Gallo (OF, 1B), Mondesi (SS)

SP – Ryu
SP – Giolito
SP – Gant (SP, RP)
SP – Kennedy (SP, RP)
SP – Alzolay (SP)
RP – Diaz
RP – Chapman
BN – Verlander
BN – Paxton
BN – Y. Chirinos

I’d like to pickup one more SP if I have a guy to drop for him but am also not sure who to drop once Gallo is activated from the IL to make room.

1. Who would be your recommended first drop and then who would be your second drop?

2. Recommend making a trade? Stand-pat with current staff and don’t pick up another SP?

Thank you so much!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you, Grey.

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Yordan Alvarez, Danny Santana, or Kepler over Benintendi the ROS?

Thanks!

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you start any of these (pick one (or none))?:
-Jesse Chavez (@Det (recently added to the Rangers’ rotation))
-K Gibson (vTB)
-Z Davies (vSEA)
-T Richards (vWAS)

Thanks!

Jedi
Jedi
Reply to  Jedi
3 years ago

Or Adbert Alzolay?

Jedi
Jedi
Reply to  Jedi
3 years ago

(vATL)

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
3 years ago

Pivetta or Heaney?

183414
183414
Reply to  Smell The Glove
3 years ago

I’d start Heaney.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

Which two (SON has them pretty closely ranked):

Strahm @ BAL
Pivetta vs. NYM
Roark @ LAA
Gallen vs. WAS

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Kingery at leadoff today? Hoping he gets on base and steals a couple bags off Ramos

HamPorter
HamPorter
3 years ago

10 team NL only dynasty league 5×5 roto, I have Thor coming back soon. I have Nola, Ray, Hamels, Paddack, Alzolay, Yamamoto, Davies, Will Smith, and Vasquez. Davies is the drop correct?

183414
183414
3 years ago

Please rank Gallen-Allen-Yamamoto-Alzolay. Thanks

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. Btw, Gallen home v. Wash.; Lynn @T.Bay; Chirinos home Texas.

Actually Lynn faces Chirinos.

Can only start 2 of the above 3.

jdred5
jdred5
3 years ago

Picked up Gallen in league 1 (10 team 5×5 roto) and Alzolay in league 2 (14 team 5×5 roto). Please help me pick 1 picher to NOT start in each league:

League 1:
Gallen vs WAS
Ed-Rod vs CHW & NYY (love the 1st start, hate the 2nd)
Ryu @ COL (scary … are the regression fairies lurking in COL?)
Soroka @NYM (hurt, but I think starting?)
Wheeler @ PHI
Lucchesi @ STL
Also, could start them all and pull Luke Jackson, though I need saves.

League 2:
Alzolay vs ATL
Matz @ PHI & vs ATL
Trev Richards vs WAS & PHI (bad matchups, but 2 starts and has been pitching well)
Ryu @ COL
In this league I could also start them all and pull Luke Jackson, though I need saves.

Thanks for your entertainment and insights!

vee
vee
3 years ago

yo Grey – drop Didi for any of these? I can switch around Baez (2B/SS) so here’s the FA list of both positions. thanks boss!

– Brock Holt
– Danny Santana
– dietrich
– chris taylor
– sogard
– David Bote
– kevin newman

Chad
Chad
3 years ago

Drop Happ and/or Luchessi for:
-Heaney
-Archer
-Porcello
-Merrill Kelly
-Means
-Musgrove

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Trying to decide between deploying 3 closers or 2. I am ahead by 1 Win and 1 Save, so they are equally important.

9 pitcher 5×5 roto. Currently starting Max, Castillo, Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, Kelly &;

Yates 3vSTL, [email protected]
Giles 3vKC, [email protected]
Kennedy [email protected], [email protected]

Swap one for Yummymoto vPHI?

Smitty
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

I’d lose Kennedy (6 on road) for Yummy

Smitty
3 years ago

Trying to decide between E. Rodriguez at home vs CWS/Giolito or Lauer at home vs StL/Wacha – gonna check back after mowing the lawn. Leaning ERod but Lauer pretty sharp last time out

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Smitty
3 years ago

EdRod is so frustrating, I have lost faith in him, even vs CHW.
HodgePadre wins for me.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, is it crazy to stream Pomeranz home vs Rockies in a 12 team league. SON really likes the start.

Evil Knebel
Evil Knebel
3 years ago

10 Team 6×6 OBP QS.
V Robles, Flaherty, Yates, Alvarez for A Hicks, L Hendriks, Stanton, Buehler. Who wins?

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
3 years ago

12-team, h2h. i have a lot of hitting. good steals. i just traded whit merrifield and need to fill 2nd base with best possible player for ROS. is it:

asdrubel cabrera
freddy galvis
jonathon schoop
willy adames
kevin newman

thx!

Chet
Chet
3 years ago

Please rank in a OBP dynasty league: Cron, LaStella, Cooper. Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Chet
3 years ago

You did

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following this week. who do you like?

flaherty – vs oak
framber – vs pit
gallen – vs was
pivetta – vs nym
lucchesi – vs stl

thank you!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

Framber, Flaherty

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Roofie who??

Also, you starting Matz tonight at philly in 12 team mixed roto?

JP
JP
3 years ago

Need to cut one, who is the odd man out?

Mercado, Jeff McNeil, H. Dozier, Didi, Segura

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  JP
3 years ago

bye Didi

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Morning grey,
Trying to fix my closet clusterf#%k. Have Iglesias, neris , Alvarado and Barnes. Thinking it may be time to drop one of the last two. Best available options are ELIAS, PAGAN, OBERG.

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

6×6 OBP H2H….Need three…Stanton, Domingo, Kepler, Avisail, Buxton and Big Boy Bobby Bradley?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Chucky
3 years ago

Stanton, Domingo, Avisail

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

My catcher scab keeps itching, but I have resisted scratching for weeks now. Every time I go down to pick, CVazquez puts together a few good games and I convince myself not to open the wound. I guess it could be worse. Catcher scabs are rarely worth the time & effort to figure out, better to just ride it out and end up with no scars.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Which breakout catcher do you like better, Garver or W Smith?

Thanks

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

Breakout catcher? Is there such a thing?

You could probably count on 1 hand how many there have been….. ever. And you’d have multiple fingers left.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

Breakout, as in – these guys are producing at an elite level at a thin position.

Garver – .333 iso, .325 babip, .294 avg, 1.009 ops
Smith (pt concerns) .455 iso, .308 babip, .318 avg, 1.148 ops

Smith has had a HR in 7 of his last 8 games between AAA and majors.

Breakout.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

If a catcher continues that over the course of a season, or even half a season, they would be in the handful mentioned above.

Hence, its not likely a ‘breakout’, but a schmotato. Ride the hot bat, just temper expectations, catchers don’t start every game and usually bat in the lower 3rd of lineups.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

I’m with you. Garver leads off at times and bats in the top third, for the team with the best record in baseball.

Smith has pt concerns because the Dodgers have no need to push the issue (but should make the change). Im not disagreeing with you. I’ll drop anyone not in the top 50 at the drop of a hat if it’ll help me win.

You’re lucky you have Vazquez, who has been doing well. Let’s see who has better numbers over the next 14 days, Will Smith or Vazquez. It’ll be interesting. (Garver’s dtd)

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

I’ve been motinoring Vazquez vs all available C in my league for the last 4 weeks (Smith is available, Garver not), and he has either held his own or outperformed all others.

But for me, I weigh the potential gains of a new catcher as not very high, even if he is ‘breaking out’, so focus my energy on finding the next stud SP or every day hitter. Watching Smith & Tom Murphy though.

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
3 years ago

Grey!

My Hader for Muncy in deep 30 team roto dynasty? Both are super cheap for the next 5 years and I’m not competing until next year at the earliest. I love Hader but do I move the stud reliever for the bat? Saves and Holds are separate categories, so Hader contributes no matter his exact role.

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Tyler
Tyler
3 years ago

12 team, 18 player keeper league.

Would you trade Olson for jack Flaherty, or keep Olson?

Thanks!

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Tyler
3 years ago

Also, any other recommendations as to who you think Olson would be a fair offer for straight up?

12 team, 18 keepers, 9×9 scoring.

Hit: H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS

Pitch: W, L, ER, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV

Thanks!

Cyler
Cyler
3 years ago

In a 10 team dynasty league 6 X 6 OPS:

Yordan or Soto?

Baseball1
Baseball1
3 years ago

Need to start 3 out of these for Monday-Thur week. Who should I put in?

Ozuna – 2 games home vs Oak
Hosmer – 2 games @Baltimore
Sogard – 3 games @NYY
Fletcher – 3 games home vs Reds
J Dyson – 4 games (3 home vs LAD & 1 @SF)

Un
Un
3 years ago

One gotta go

Hudson
Heaney
Yamamoto
Valdez
Luchessi

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
3 years ago

Start Lourdes over Jorge Polanco this week?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Please rank ros?
Boyd, Gallen, Framber

Richard Nelson
Richard Nelson
3 years ago

Standard points League (Pick 1):

Pivetta or Liam Hendricks or James McCann (currently not using the C slot) or Taylor Rodgers

Louieee
Louieee
3 years ago

I can’t seem to find any update on Carrasco since they DL’d him with blood condition. Not sure if you’ve seen any different. Do you think it’s worth holding him in an IL spot? League only has 2 IL spots and I have Mondesi and Clevinger on the IL as well. Theirs seem like they could be short stints and I’m currently in 1st so maybe worth holding onto Carrasco and waiting to see and swallow one less roster spot for next week or so?

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Conforto or Eloy rest of season?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. word on the street is springer returns on tuesday, but i havent seen an official word yet. start springer, benintendi or h dozier?

thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

Yep, he played back to back games over the weekend and that was the last test for him to clear.
Was top 4 bat before the injury, you take that risk and activate right away. HOU needs him leading off desperately.

Josh
Josh
3 years ago

Are you adding Bradley over either Matt Olson or Hunter Dozier in a 10 tm OPS league? or hold?

183414
183414
3 years ago

So apparently I overbid on Gallen, though in 3 of my 7 draft teams someone else bid higher. Then I watched Yamamoto this a.m. and realized I should have overbid on him.
What’s your take ?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Naaagh, I blew it with Yamamoto, what’s your take on Gallen ?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hope you’re right. For this week: Gallen, Lynn, Chirinos…..who sits ?

So impressed with Lynn, especially yesterday….can’t sit him. Gallen hosts Wash. and Chirinos hosts Texas.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Mickey Calloway is a twit. He pulled the classic Dusty Baker, “I”m not going to bring in another reliever, and I’m going to maintain this lead” which generally turns into “I’ have to bring in another reliever and I’ve lost the lead.”

Lugo pitched 2 innings, albeit efficiently, on Friday. So Calloway brings him in the 7th yesterday. He needs 20 pitches to get through that inning, and looks anything but sharp. He brings him back out for the 8th. He has no one up in the pen. Lugo gives up a hit, gets an out, and looks totally gassed when he walks Rizzo. One out go ahead run on first and Baez at the plate. 3 run homer, enter Gsellman. End Scene.

Not to be outdone by his in-game stupidity, he remarks that Lugo “looked good” after the game. What a yutz.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I forgot about that. I only had Lugo going on 2-3 teams yesterday. Ugh.

Oh well, at least I’ve got my laxative soft drink, “Dr. Pooper” to fall back on.

Titanic Mansfield
Titanic Mansfield
3 years ago

Rank em

CMart
Kelley
Romo

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

Gant shouldn’t even been pitching at that point, so annoying

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

On this team in a 12 team, H2H 6×6, would you trade Benintendi for Snell, or is this pitching staff set? Any holes you see besides my 2B situation?

C – Alfaro
1B – Rhys
2B – Rodgers
3B – Bregman
SS – Kingery
OF – Yordan, Benintendi, Marte
UTIL – Voit
Bench – V. Robles, L. Urias
IL – Mondesi

SP – Berrios, Paxton, Giolito, Paddack, Boyd, Framber, Luchessi
RP – Robles, Davis, Liam Hendricks
IL – Glasnow

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, with Mondesi out.

1. Would you offer Benintendi, Kingery for Tim Anderson and Wheeler?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
3 years ago

2. Would you want Villar or Anderson?

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

If Bryse Wilson gets the call to start @ Cubs on Thursday, is he an immediate add and start in a 12-team 5×5 roto?

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Agreed, gonna wait and see. Thanks!

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Mazara or Buxton?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Hope your weekend was relaxing and nice writeup! I know this might be splitting hairs but I’m picking up a hitter this week and debating between Lourdes or Joc. Joc has a crazy sequence of Hittertron numbers coming due to a string of righties @ Ari, @ Co ($22, -6, 41, 70, 73, 50, 67) but he has not been heating up before he explodes like he usually does. On the other hand Lourdes has been so hot and I havent had a spare roster move to add him until today. Whatcha think? Leaning Joc myself but dont want to be bamboozled.

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

*@ Col