Welcome back to the 2nd half where we make our fake dolla dolla bills dreams come true! Or we gently guide you to our fantasy football advice. I’m wearing Isotoners while typing this, one love Dan Marino! Damn, I love that guy. Is he still playing? Okay, enough nonsense. During my medical procedure last Tuesday, the anesthesiologist said to me he thought dogs were angels on earth, and, as I drifted off, I said to him, “I hope you’re not Dr. Death.” Well, that anesthesiologist had Angels on his mind for some reason beyond my understanding, and so do I because the Angels are making money moves, calling up their top prospect, Brandon Marsh (0-for-4). Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “A pre-swing bat wrap saps a bit of Marsh’s reaction time and contact ability. Aside from that hitch—not a load in his case as his hands aren’t in the hitting position synced up with his hips when it ends—Marsh is a great baseball prospect. A potentially elite defender with plus power and speed, he’ll get every opportunity to learn on the job at the highest level. He should be fine as long as he’s not as dumb as Grey.” What the heck! Maddon says he will be playing Marsh in center, so I grabbed Marsh in one 15-team mixed league, and my RCL, but I could see dropping him in the 12-team mixer by this time tomorrow. Or as Brandon Marsh says, “Don’t harsh the Marsh.”

Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mike Trout – Headed to Oakland to join the Angels, though not necessarily to play. Hey, I wouldn’t bench Phil Gosselin either.

David Fletcher – 0-for-5. On June 15th, I said, “If you need average, and nothing else, I’d grab Fletcher. He’s a .320 hitter, who’s hitting .272, so he’s got almost 50 points to gain.” That was two games into his hit streak that reached 26 games, and he raised his average from .272 to .313.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer, and, almost as impressively, he beat out a grounder to first. Is he. Dot dot dot. A Marvel superhero?

Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.92 vs. Alex Cobb – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.96. These guys are so close in ERA, I will call them Ki-Cobb and cast Tommy Lee Jones in their role.

Luis Torrens – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer. Only stopped recommending him because I told you to pick him up for three weeks straight, and then moved onto Cal Raleigh, who is his platoon partner. Or pardner, if you’re a cowboy.

Logan Gilbert – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Yes, you should’ve grabbed him one start ago when I told you.

Ty France – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. Now has two hits in each of the last three games, so France is a chaud schmopommes.

Tim Locastro – Hit the IL with a torn ACL. Don’t worry, the Yanks’ depth will be just fine. They have. Dot dot dot. Trey Amburgey. Amburgey? “Please use in a sentence.” “My 8-year-old daughter, Amber, dressed up as the Hamburgular, and called herself Amburgey.” He’s a Quad-A guy, and outside of AL-Only leagues, there’s nothing here yet (or prolly ever).

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Kinda appropriate Odor is the Yankees’ best bat, because the Yankees stink!

Ryan LaMarre – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). LaMarre is 32 years old and hasn’t played in, like, three years, so let’s not get a-Heddy of ourselves.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. It’s about time! Maybe he’s finally seeing the light of day. Or the O’s in everyone.

Jameson Taillon – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.60. I’m convinced the only reason anyone asks for him is because he’s on the Yankees, but the Yankees are a mess, so I’m not sure why that would have people asking. Five and a third with three Ks and a 4.60 ERA is not good, guys and five ladies.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he was traded to the Braves. The Braves’ catchers are now Kevan Smith and Stephen Vogt, i.e. Jay and Silent Vogt Strike Out.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer on Saturday, as he spent his first weekend in Hotlanta. In Friday’s Buy column, I went over my thoughts on the new Braves’ outfielder, and it seems like he won’t be platooned, though, we’ll see how long that lasts. By the by, it is slightly hilarious to me that Pederson is a de facto leadoff guy wherever he plays. “Slightly” hilarious, not all the way hilarious.

Max Fried – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.29 vs. Josh Fleming – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.93. This matchup was billed as “Hocked a loogie” because it was Fried/Fleming.

Wander Franco – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Three is also the number at-bats Kevin Cash gave Brujan before pulling him from the game. Hunh. Cool stuff.

Zac Gallen – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86, as he was activated from the IL. The highly anticipated return of Gallen from his hamstring injury, while still having a busted elbow and not being able to throw more than 80 pitches in a start.

Josh Rojas – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 4 BBs and his 6th steal, hitting .261. Not saying four walks makes me horny, but I’m not saying it doesn’t either.

Adbert Alzolay – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.59. Adbert was revved up by the deuces over fives. Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, and, while I like him in general, I don’t love his next start either.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .230. He has two homers?! On the year? I don’t have anything to add other than holy crap.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Or eight times as many as Profar. Sorry, that really blows my mind.

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.21, as he was activated from the IL. How long until Snell is traded back to the Rays, and he becomes a Cy Young contender again? Three years? Cool, give me a nudge then. Seriously, what we should’ve been asking all those years he was in Tampa is how did Kevin Cash get even five innings from Blake Snell?

Joe Musgrove – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.14 vs. Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.83. Lowercase yay, aces facing each other!

Stephen Strasburg – Had a setback in his rehab. Sounds like every celebrity with Dr. Drew.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend. Oh my geebus, Sexy Dr. Pepper has come out of his season-long funk by hitting bombs off Bryce Harper’s dad in an exhibition.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K. He was in Friday’s buy as  Streamonator call. So, that means he’s rostered in under-50% of leagues. You have any idea what his ERA is? 2.87! Your team’s pitching is too good to roster him?

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer. Colonel Mustard in the lavatory with a lavender candle!

Lucas Giolito – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.90. Someone told him the season started, how thoughtful.

Carlos Rodon – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.15. Yo, when the Astros return from the All-Star break, watch out.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. As someone who has this schmohawk, he’s so wildly overdue, he, honestly, can’t be much worse, and could have a 20/10/.300 2nd half.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. On a side note, the BABIPs of Tim and Yoan make me think the devil lost a bet to the White Sox.

Framber Valdez – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.26. Don’t make me calculate his ERA pre- and post-telling you to sell him.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Ya know what’s interesting and prolly 1000000% explainable with a simple Google search? Most Asian players have a name that goes Something-Hyun, and Ryu has Hyun-Jin. Any hoo! This was against the Rangers who sizzuck.

Mike Foltynewicz – 1 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 5.91. Folty*^#&*^!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-6 and his 31st homer, hitting .332. He won’t just win one Triple Crown in his career, but Cake Batter will win multiple Triple Crowns. Also, in the 2nd game of the DH, Randal Grichuk hit his 18th; Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his 11th homer; George Springer had a slam (6) and legs (2) across both games, and let’s never move them out of Buffaloronto. Close your border, Canada!

Cal Quantrill – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.05. His full name is Calripken Quantrill. Trivia, man, I love it! Any hoo! ACKCHUALLY, looked up his stats, and they’re not pretty.

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.19. Would be so nice if he put together a great 2nd half. I mean, for my teams, which is really what this is all about.

Bradley Zimmer – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs with a slam (2) and legs (6). Every four years like clockwork Bradley Zimmer has a big game. Call him Bradleapyearly Zimmer.

Seth Brown – 1-for-2 and his 11th homer. How now Seth Brown does he have eleven homers?

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.64. I was thisclose to streaming Peralta yesterday, then I thought, “Have you lost all the crackers in your marblehead?” His peripherals are god-awful. You can stream him if you’re desperate, but I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him, and, while I have been recently benching almost 45 pounds, I can’t throw him far.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer. Has cooled off, but this could be the start of another hot streak.

Pablo Lopez – Hit the IL with a rotator cuff strain. *falling into a cavernous pit* Noooooooooooooooooo…*snags shirt on hanging tree branch, stopping the fall* Ugh, I can’t even fall right! This sucks so royally (Marlinally?). Pab-Lo had a 111/25 K/BB and now he’s likely done for the year, or as good as done. Let me hear you eff this!

Jazz Chisholm – Suffered a serious shoulder injury that seems likely to push him to the IL, and possibly out for the season. In his place, the Marlins can turn to so many Quad-A players — La Isan Bonita, Jon Berti, Bryson Brigman, I’m not making up names right now.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Welp, put me down for a five-dollar bet he homers again in the Marlins’ next game.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.44, as he was out-pitched for four innings by the most random Marlins’ starter, Braxton Garrett, because every Marlins’ starter has to be good. It’s in the by-laws. Read the fine print.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Member when I didn’t fully appreciate McCutchen two weeks ago and my nuh-uh’s got nuh-uh’d? I’m on a nuh-uh break now. Ain’t making same mistake twice.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Didi’s been far from a hot schmotato at any point this year. Been barely a dull schmotato, if being honest. But he does have it in him to get hot.

Devin Williams – Hit the IL with elbow discomfort. The Brewers believe it’s not serious, which is different than them being an unserious team that trades for Rowdy Tellez and never plays him. I love those “not serious” elbow injuries for pitchers who throw a screwball change. Oh…*stacks phone books to the moon*…kay.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer. *stares out the window* Shh…I’m looking to see if this was a sign of the apocalypse.

Willy Adames – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer and 2nd homer this weekend. Man, I’m gonna love him so much for next year. Only thing that could stop that is if he has such a huge 2nd half that he makes thoughts of him being underrated moot.

Corbin Burnes – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.16. Cor-Bur K!

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.39. Now this em-effer is out-pitching Brandon Woodruff (5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.12). Where was this the first two months so I didn’t have a series of mini-strokes every fifth day?

Sonny Gray – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.65, as he was activated from the IL. Gray and Grey both came off the IL at the same time. I guess that’s coincidental. *researches astrology charts for six hours looking for patterns* Any hoo! Gray looked fine until the start went sideways in the 5th. I’m fine with him if he’s healthy.

Brady Singer – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.13. So, you’re saying he won’t be a solid fill-in for Pablo Lopez? Okay, cool. *puts staple gun to thigh, pulls trigger*

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.68. In Coors, Jon Gray vs. the World Series champs pitched better than Sonny Gray I’m not laughing I’m crying and doing a run-on sentence for emphasis.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (1). “I don’t think it’s a problem to just put him in the piranha tank–Wait, he’s moving! Charlie Blackmon’s alive!”

David Price – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.12. Not quite stretched out yet, but with the Dodgers’ rotation down to one and half pitchers, I could see Price getting some starts, and having value.

Will Smith – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (2), hitting .265. Will Smith’s middle name is Will “Dave Roberts Announce A Random Platoon For Him Today Because He Always Does” Smith.

Tylor Megill – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.63. No, of course he’s not supposed to be this good, but whatever. You care if a guy is supposed to be good or not vs. ‘just being good?’ Just being good works for me.

Taijuan Walker – 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.99. The Regression Fairies were going to a costume party in July with an eye patch, screaming, “Argh!”

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. He has four homers as we head to August. *smiles real awkward as tears slowly come down cheeks* Welp, it hasn’t been great, but Conforto homered going into the break and might be finally coming out of it.

J.D. Davis – 0-for-3 and two homers (3, 4) on Saturday. Took him about seven weeks longer than I expected, but, if you don’t know, I’m a big fan of Jonathan Davis Davis, and would look to grab him in any league.

Francisco Lindor – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. What an absolutely lost season it’s been for him. Where does he get drafted next year? Top 30? 50? 75? It’s not just one year now where he’s struggled. He hasn’t been great for years. Plural. When do I think he returns? I’d guess third week of August, and is absolutely droppable.

Jacob deGrom – Hit the IL with tightness in his forearm. There will be zero pitchers by September and Rob Manfred will announce it’s fine if each team elects to have a coach underhand toss the ball to the batter, adding, “Like it’s any dumber than starting an inning with a man on 2nd base, and y’all fell for that.”

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Ralph
Ralph
11 months ago

What’s up Grey what do think M Garvers numbers will be ros? Thanks!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
11 months ago

Brujan reminds me a bit of Leody Taveres…a bit overmatched. Do you still like over Josh Rojas, Rodgers or Biggio?

Traded my Trea Turner at $56 for Bogaerts at $38 and Rodon at $10. Do you like the trade in a keeper league?

Any potential closer who is not closing now that you like? Over Bard or Hembree?

Thank you!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Cunning Linguist
11 months ago

outside of brujan being far better in his minor league career than leody, oh yeah and leody’s 119 (still quite small sample) to brujan’s what 17 or something (it’s 19, i checked). and brujan hasn’t been allowed to even start more than one out of any 3 days.

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

Minor move I know, but can you see dropping zunino for garver?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  stevie
11 months ago

yep

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

I hope Rojas knows that sending Lugo back out for the bottom of the 8th is sure to end in calamity.

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: post trade deadline sagnof. Which stashes do you like? Chafin, Bednar, Seward, Barlow or Hudson?

JC
JC
11 months ago

Disco or Mahle ? Whip, ERA, wins, losses, QS and HRs allowed are the pitching cats

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Just lost Brandon Crawford. Mild oblique strain. Need a prayer octagon!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Conforto!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
11 months ago

Stripling… doh!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 months ago

12 team 5×5 redraft

IL slots are full.

Drop Manoah to pick up Josiah Gray?

Thanks in advance.

Frank
Frank
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Piggybacking off of this, drop Carrasco to pick up Gray?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

You get a homerun, you get a homerun, everyone gets a homerun!

lwomack58
lwomack58
11 months ago

Josiah Gray coming up tomorrow. Worth a stream even against the Giants?

Thanks

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Quick trade question in a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players:

Pavin Smith, Story and Donaldson for Muncy and Verdugo

Fair? Which side would you prefer? Thanks.

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

hungry like a wolf! duran duran!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Cheers: made a last minute lineup change and put Duran in when I saw he was batting second. Jeers: I pulled Renfroe for him. Whatevs. LETS GO!

steventyler
steventyler
11 months ago

Jon gray or Skubal?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Duran vs Stripling in Toronto
Or
Pederson vs Darvish in Atlanta?

blooper
blooper
11 months ago

kyle muller vs. sd at home—start?

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
11 months ago

Drop Pablo in 12 team redraft? Ain’t got the IL space for him and Jazz going down the same day. Ughhh

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Would you lose Jazz too? ?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Benched again… do we need to drop Brujan in redraft leagues at this point?

I’ve been holding in 2 of my 12-team leagues, but not sure I can continue to hold when he’s not starting & even when he is, can’t seem to last a full game.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks; who you like best for a batty call today:
J. Bell
M. Rojas
Anyone else you can think of who isn’t owned over 50% in yahoo and plays IF

Thanks again

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Miguel Rojas

Jon Berti if available.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Sadly, Berti is owned already.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
11 months ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league

Marsh or JD Davis

Thanks

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Are you immediately rolling Means back out for tomorrow’s start @TB or keeping him on the bench for at least one start to see how he looks? I’m worried about rust, pitch count, it being the first time we’ve seen him since the sticky stuff crackdown. Usually it would seem like a fine matchup but those factors are all making me hesitant to plug him right back in.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Gotcha. Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

So Mish thinks both Jazz and Pablo are likely done for the year? This season sucks.

Razzjunkie
Razzjunkie
11 months ago

Guess no one else thought Michael J Fox with that Marsh pic?

Grey – good to see you made it thru w/o much of a scratch. Rudy didn’t even have to cover write up for you.

Gots my own this week (shoulder surgery) – damn Dodgeball!!!

and whats up w/LOLme…. you sleep in his mom’s basement w/o letting him know?

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Duran’s hitting second tonight with Verdugo dropping to sixth. As a Duran owner I’m stoked but as a Verdugo owner I was really hoping Duran would lead off and Alex would stay in the two hole. I know it’s only one game’s lineup but still, damn.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  lindorphins
11 months ago

Where are you getting this information? Boston lineup has not been released on mlb.com

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

This is my go-to for the earliest lineup announcements.

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/daily-lineups.php

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Weird that certain lineups are in here but not on rotowire, and vice versa. For instance right now rotowire has the Boston lineup confirmed but it’s not on baseball press, and the opposite is true for Miami. Huh

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Manoah injured himself slipping on the dugout steps. Enjoy the Schadenfreude!

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Sources say they saw Donkey Teeth pouring cold water on the steps earlier that day.

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Rank em

Bell
France
Wisdom
Bradley

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Hey Grey! Who sits?
Donaldson vs Lance Lynn (with a possibility of facing Kopech also) at GTFO field,
Bobby Bradley vs Greinke in Houston
Ryan Mountcastle vs Yarbrough in Tampa Bay

Task Force
Task Force
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

I need a 3B as my current 3B’s are Rendon and Kiner-Falefa…

I’m behind in hits, runs, HR and I’m ahead in SB Roto so I think my best options for pick up are:
Luis Urias
Josh Harrison
Taylor Ward
Josh Fuentes

I need to drop one in order to pick up:
Kiner-Falefa
C.J Cron
Dylan Moore

Thanks in advance!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Non-keeper 12 team H2H…move Bellinger for Meadows? I know there might be a hot streak in Bellinger, but I’m getting tired of waiting. Thanks!

JC
JC
11 months ago

DeSclafani and Santander for Teoscar?
My staff is Gausman, Burnes, Disco, Mahle, Eovaldi, Flexen.

Michael b
Michael b
11 months ago

1. Traded Gilbert for kelenic, I feel like I’ve made a mistake (plus the guy who had him knew nothing of prospects and said he’d drop him if be does poorly again, which he is) but ah thus is the life of a believer in uber talented prospects, and a nice underdog story too. Was this as bad as I feel it is.
2. Dropped kopech for triston McKenzie, I feel kopech is probably not getting very many starts as a starter at least till 2021, and McKenzie has been good lately, kopech’s stuff though is N.A.S.T.Y, guy could be like degrom some day. Was this a mistake?
3. I have an extra outfielder now with both duran and kelenic added at the call up, here’s my current lineup
C: omar narvaez
1b: Freddie freeman
2b: VIDAL BRUJAN (WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN) does any hope remain?
3b: justin Turner
Ss: trevor story
2b/ss: jonathan schoop
1b/3b: kebryan hayes
Of: cavan biggio, mike yastrzemski, adolis Garcia, max Kepler, jarren duran, mark canha.
Bench: josh bell, didi gregorius, jarred kelenic (who’s put up a solid 1/4 nearly every game since return, raising his average to an astounding! Drumroll… .115! Wow what a difference the minor league stint has made)
4. Should I play kebryan against Diamondbacks or bell against Marlins
5. Who should get starts in the of more duran or kelenic? At least until one heat’s up? Also playing gregorius over brujan is a no brainer at this point right?
6. There are some solid pitchers and hitters available are any better than McKenzie (considering how good he may get in the second half) or anyone on my team? Valuing based on second half production.
Waivers position players: Luke voit, dylan carlson, hunter renfroe, eric haase, kiriloff, marsh, torrens, tellez, josh rojas, enrique hernandez, pavin Smith
Waiver pitchers: Cole Irvin, michael kopech, Tarik skubal, Jake oddorizi, Michael pineda, jon gray, Patrick Sandoval, david price, alex Cobb, Shane mcclanahan, merril Kelly, j.t. brubaker, alzolay, kyle Muller
7. Sorry for the really long comment I just had lots to ask, thanks for all the help you’ve been a lifesaver for a long time now and I think I can safely assume everyone as well as myself appreciates the help

Paul
Paul
11 months ago

Urshula is under COVID protocol and currently on my bench
Should I hold him or drop him to add any of these guys

B Marsh, H Renfroe, W Difo, B Zimmer, H Doizer, O Mercado, M Sano, T Janikowski,

Just a few names that seem interesting to me. Was wondering if any was worth an add over Gio Urshula

Thanks

I would drop Gio, I don’t have room on IL

bobby
bobby
11 months ago

Hey Grey – In a H2H points league would you rather go with Moncada or J.D. Davis??

Thank you sir

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to bench one of these guys this week. who sits?

bassitt @ sea
gilbert vs oak
framber vs tex

thanks!

Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Would like to cut my SP staff to 7, who would you drop from this list of hot garbage….
Giolito
Musgrove
Snell
Cease
Urias
Kyle Gibson, Kikuchi
Maeda
Odorizzi
James Kaprielian

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

8 team redraft

Dropping Brujan for one of following . Which would be top two adds

Crawford, Adames, Escobar, Swanson

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Russowl
11 months ago

Adames no question

Ralph
Ralph
11 months ago

Sup Grey would you drop Vazquez for Torrenz, Stallings, Varsho or K Farmer? Thanks man

JC
JC
11 months ago

Winker Ir Teoscar?

Jeffe
Jeffe
11 months ago

If you were to choose Moncada or Conforto, who would you be willing to cut out it Brujan or Kelenic? I’ve got both prospects, but Moncada was recently dropped and Conforto is still on the wire. Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thought that would be the case. Feel bad for Brujan. Hoping Moncada will provide a spark during the 2nd half/playoffs. Best to roll with 3 or 4 closers at this point in the season?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Got Reyes, Hader and Will Smith. Could scoop up Trivino or Hembree

KevinB
KevinB
11 months ago

ROS (RCL) … Story vs Correa

These guys seem close in stats with the exception that SBs go to Story. How much value do you feel Story is over Correa? I am trying to gauge value of these players since I lead the league in SB and could use steady power along with another stats upgrade. I hope this makes sense.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
11 months ago

Grey, 8T 5×5 Category Keeper League

Dropping Chisholm for….. Wong, Swanson, L. Urias or W. Adames?

Thanks

luvdarooks
11 months ago

6×6 where losses hurt and QS and W’s are in their own category.

Nola WAS & NYY or T Rogers WAS & SD ?

Or both and Bench Manoah – vs- Boston.

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following:

pham – 3 @ atl, 4 @ mia
baddoo – 4 vs tex, 3 @ kc
duran – 3 @ tor, 4 vs nyy
renfroe – 3 @ tor, 4 vs nyy

thanks!

JDB
JDB
11 months ago

Do you like Lowrie over either B. Rogers or McMahon the rest of the year? How about Mercado vs. Benintendi ROS? Thanks, and welcome back!

Cram It
Cram It
11 months ago

I’ll ask Itch too, but these are big enough names, I’m sure you have a thought. Keep forever in an OPS/Points league: Duran or Witt?

gargamel04
gargamel04
11 months ago

I already started laughing at this writeup on Saturday when I saw deGrom and forearm in my alerts.

Omar
Omar
11 months ago

Drop Kikuchi for KH Kim? I’m in a weekly cats league, so K/9 isn’t an issue. I’m also punting SVs so my entire staff is made up of starters, so I have weekly Ks essentially won every week already. Will Kim give me better ratios (and potentially more wins) ROS?

Snorting Sticks
Snorting Sticks
11 months ago

Am I the only FBB manager who is being dragged down by the crushing weight of a GeorgeTrevorCody SpringerStoryBellinger monster? What. The. F. I want to kill all of them with dental floss, even though Glass George kind of showed up for that doubleheader.

In other news, would we rather have a Laureano or a YabadabaBaddoo as a 4th OF? I’m little Baddoooooooo

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 months ago

Marsh or Pollock?

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 5) – no streaming

Been offered the following trade:

MY: T. Turner, Goldy, Hosmer, Hader, Barnes, Gilbert
For HIS: Bellinger, Bregman (IL), Jimenez (IL), Glasnow (IL)

There are actually a couple other smaller guys and there are draft picks, but on the whole, got to do this right ? I’ve had Trea since he’s been in the league and I’ve never been able to let him go (typically won’t trade him). I don’t have the greatest feeling about this year so am building towards next year.

Best, Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

well I dont typically keep relievers and this would mean the only keeper from my team would be turner and maybe Goldy, so I’d be acquiring hopefully 4 keepers versus the major loss of Turner. IF I we’re trying to secure the best 10 keepers for next year (giving up this year) what side would you prefer ?

My current top 10 keepers would be:
Voit,
Goldy
E. Suarez
Turner
Yelich
Conforto
Laureno
K. Marte
S. Gray
W. Buehler

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

if I could get him to add C. Seager, would you think that helps ?

it would then be:

MY: T. Turner, Goldy, Hosmer, Mancini, Hader, Barnes
For HIS: Bellinger, C. Seager, Bregman (IL), Jimenez (IL), Glasnow (IL)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 months ago

Add Javier over Kikuchi with Urquidy down?

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

in his last 30AB’s, Jordan Alvarez has 2 singles and 15 K’s.

Should I drop him for any of these guys or hold?
Yellich, Haniger, Brantley, Myers, Laureano, Mancini, Pham, K.Marte

zombie
zombie
11 months ago

Greetings. In a 12 Team Limited (& dwindling) Moves H2H League, it has become apparent that Rich Hill is on the inevitable age decline. Would you drop’em, and gamble on a strong & full second half from Touki making Mrs. Garrett proud? Or McKenzie? Or Manning? Or none of the above, and grab a boring veteran? Thanks Grey & take it slow. I share in the relief that you did not die.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 months ago

12 team saves only redraft.

John Means coming off the IL for tomorrow’s start and I need a drop.

Chad Green, Chafin (hoping he’s closing after Kimbrel traded), Manoah, Brujan, Duran.

Thanks in advance.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
11 months ago

NL-only keeper, give $5 India and $1 J. Sanchez for $10 O’Neill? I’m 12 pts out of first with some ground I can make up in hitting cats.

Umpy70
Umpy70
11 months ago

Great to see you back Grey!

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
11 months ago

Hi grey, Haase or Narvaez ROS? Thanks

BAC
BAC
11 months ago

Tomorrow streamers. Which one?
Skubal vs. Tex (+6.8)
McClanahan vs. Bal (+11.4)
Minor @MIL (+13.2)

Barney Federowicz
Barney Federowicz
11 months ago

which side in this trade? 6×6 H2H 6-man keeper league.

Kirilloff for Kopech and Skubal

Barney Federowicz
Barney Federowicz
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Wow thought you’d say Kirilloff, can I ask your reasoning? I have FOMO on Kirilloff

McZero
McZero
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I finally decided to demote Bellinger for awhile so I’m guessing he’ll have a monster week this week.
Who is the better pick for rest of the season, Price or Josiah (assuming they bring him up.)

Whatever
Whatever
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

Glad to see you back and hope for your full and speedy recovery.

1) Does anyone think that Brandon Marsh resembles Craig from Animal Kingdom?

2) Let me get this straight I believe, your Friday Buy/Sell advocated starting Stripling against BOS at home? I own Stripling but was going to bench but I saw a blurb somewhere that BOS is not a great hitting team on the road and I would imagine after a big series with the Yanks they may come in flat tonight.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Whatever

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Glad I checked in then! Thanks.

Gweed
Gweed
11 months ago

My IL is full, time to drop three time ILer Voit?

Have a great week.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
11 months ago

Hey to the Hey, My Dear Old Grey!

I’ve got a little anxiety about starting Gausman @LAD tonight, even though he had a Cy Young first half and the bot likes (8.3) . . . just thinking that’s a bitch of a matchup and he’s out of his routine after the family medical emergency leave. Wanna talk me down from this?

Also, you are as wonderful and appreciated as Cody Bellinger is terrible and frowned-upon.

Lurrrrrveskis!

ray
ray
Reply to  sportivetricks
11 months ago

I’m nervous about that, too…just dealt for him.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I agree. Not a fantasy baseball question so much as a request for interpersonal comfort. Lurrve

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  sportivetricks
11 months ago

You always start your aces. Gausman has earned that label.

ray
ray
11 months ago

Grey, celebrate my smartness with me….dealt Pab-lo for Castillo back in May, when everyone through Castillo was a dumpster fire. I knew he had the skill and would hold up better than Lopez in battle of attrition. I also just flipped Brujan and Tyor Megill for Mondesi. Have a deep staff and look good to make post season.
Yay me

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

LOL thanks for boosting my fantasy self-esteem

Trickrey
Trickrey
11 months ago

In a 10 tm H2H 5×5 OBP league, would you pick up Duran if it meant dropping either Segura or Kiner-Falefa

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
11 months ago

NL-only, Corbin or Joe Ross?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Someone just dropped Brujan. Brujan or Marsh?

Chris
Chris
11 months ago

10 team H2H points league

Which OF to keep moving forward

Wil Meyers or Gurriel Jr.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Heaven help me, I’m back in on Conforto in a league. You have my solemn promise to not complain about him on here for the rest of the year. However, that stil leaves me 750+ players in addition to managers, umpires, weather conditions, and injuries to whine about.

It’s still progress though.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Oh, that’s fine. I have a league where I was torn between drafting Yelich or Bellinger at the 11th pick. Good to know I was screwed either way.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Great to have you back!

Of course. I sat Jameson Taillon. Would you activate him against Boston on his next start?

Would you take Merrill Kelly? If so, would you waive Heaney or Houser?

Thought on Myles Straw? Would you grab him off waivers?

Thanks!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks. Appreciate your help!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Marsh over Tellez?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Garver of Torrens (Garver may be activated today).?

Skeezix
Skeezix
11 months ago

Hey Grey, I’m out of it this year so the contenders are looking to pilfer my roster and improve my keeper situation. We keep 4 hitters, and here are the ones in the running (first 3 are pretty locked in).

Trea Turner (SS)
Matt Olson (1B)
Kyle Tucker (OF)
Franmil Reyes (DH)
Alex Bregman (3B)
Jazz Chisholm (2B)

My question is which of the following guys I should most aggressively target as an upgrade to my existing keepers:

Yordan Alvarez (DH, will likely pick up OF eligibility)
Manny Machado
Eloy Jimenez
Jose Altuve
Adolis Garcia

ashtray
ashtray
11 months ago

Over/under 2 weeks before Trout is on the IL again (if that cryptic tweet is more than a tease)?

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

I own these

Bradley
Wong
Jorge Polanco
Duran

Would you drop any for these

Lourdes
Conforto
France
Marsh

Daro
Daro
11 months ago

Hey.

This a keepers League

Who do you prefer for 2b

B Lowe, France, Rodgers?

I need to cut one pitcher:

Giolito, Snell, Bassitt, Framber, Patrick Sandoval, Duffy, McCullers, Kaprielian, Manoah, Skubal

Will you drop any of them for Josiah Gray?

ashtray
ashtray
11 months ago

Bobby Bradley or Marsh in a 14 team league that uses OBP/SLG instead of AVG?

Either of them over Carlos Santana?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Happy Monday and National Daiquiri Day!!

Need some help. I have to drop someone to activate Gausman from the “NA” spot. Who should I be dropping (roster below).

Also, it looks like Means is gonna come off the IL tomorrow… so I’ll likely need to make another drop to make room for him. Who would be the 2nd drop assuming he comes off the IL (and Jazz doesn’t hit it):

12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: W. Franco
OF: Laureano, Springer, Adolis
UTL: Franmil
Bn: Chisholm, Grichuk, Brujan

SP: Woodruff, Ryu, Framber, Sonny Gray, Yarbrough, McClanahan, Pivetta

RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman, C. Green

IL (3 total spots): Means, E. Rosario

NA: Gausman

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Time flies when you’re sauced on fruity drinks!!

And thanks for the advice!

handy afterall
handy afterall
11 months ago

Good morning.

I need to start 2 of the following, this week (Streamonator $ values hugged by parentheses):

Alzolay @ STL ($-0.60)
Fried @ PHI ($1.40)
Kikuchi vs OAK ($12.60)
Cease vs MIN ($-4.50)

Do your expectations align with those of the robot? Run with Kikuchi and Fried? With that group, ‘run’ is likely too strong a word.

Thanks.

handy afterall
handy afterall
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks

Milarky
Milarky
11 months ago

Yo Grey, I see you’re skeptical on Gallen’s pitch count. Would you start him this week (@CHC) over any of these guys?

Duffy (DET)
Eflin (ATL)
Fried (@PHI)

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
11 months ago

Grey in a H2H league who would you drop to make room for Gallen? Conforto or wait and see what happens with Chisolm’s injury

C. Vazquez
M. Olson
J. Polanco
J. Chisholm(R)
R. Devers
B. Bichette
A. Mondesi(I)
R. Laureano
C. Mullins
B. Lowe
M. Conforto(R)
T. O’Neill(R)
M. Machado
T. Story(R)
N. Eovaldi
K. Gausman
J. Urias
B. Woodruff
C. Burnes
R. Stripling(R)
Z. Gallen(I)
E. Diaz
F. Peralta

Noedberg
Noedberg
11 months ago

I got bored and wanted to see if the Trop is making a difference with Mr. Forearms (Wendle). It turns out he has hit better away than at home with only 2019 as being the outlier. Is it possible that Adames wasn’t the only one with issues?

wordbird
wordbird
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

In a keeper league, what end of this deal you doing for the long-term?

Acuna
for
Robert/Torkelson/Abrams/McCullers

Wondering if that’s too much (or too little?) to offer for Acuna.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  wordbird
11 months ago

Acuna

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

For some reason, it feels like Brujan is still a prospect stash, even though he’s on the depth chart dot dot dot

Nordberg
Nordberg