Yesterday, the Mets exploded for 16 runs.  Leading the way was Todd Frazier going 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs with a slam (12) and legs (7).  Actually, Frazier, Jose Bautista (1-for-3, 1 RBI), Jose Reyes (2-for-5, 2 runs) and Austin Jackson (2-for-4, 2 runs) are all starting to click!  Wait, that’s their bones and it’s from arthritis.  Shoot, my b.  The true star, however, Brandon Nimmo (5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) rose from the depths of the deep, dark water.  That’s not a Finding Nemo allusion. He plays in Flushing and we know what water is associated with that.  Nimms — Can we call him that?  Sure, right? — is hitting near .350 in the last week, and homered a few games ago (precise!).  For most part, it’s been dank Nimms but he’s no longer unDeRWaTEr aND HitTinG WeLL.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Bundy – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.99.  The Orioles’ pitching is so bad Jim Palmer is ripping up pictures of himself posed in underwear.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .288 on the O’s and .265 overall.  I saw a Brewer fan complaining that Villar could’ve been doing the same thing Schoop has done over the last few weeks.  Wonder how they feel about Scooter Gennett.

James Paxton – Hit the DL with a forearm contusion.  NO!!!  NOT A CONTUSION!!!  Wait, it says here a contusion is a bruise.  Oh, c’mon!

Jean Segura – 4-for-5, hitting .314.  2nd four-hit game by Segura in the last three games.  He must have an outside chance at the AL batting title.  *looks at Betts’ batting average*  Okay, Segura doesn’t really have a chance.

Dee Gordon – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Scoreless game through 11 innings, then Gordon broke it wide open with a 367 foot blast!  After the game, Dee Gordon received a congratulatory call from the President of the Juan Pierre Fan Club, who happens to be Juan Pierre.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs as he activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If we can reserve parking spots, why can’t we reserve where we park our butts?  Bathroom on floor 2, stall three’s off limits, people.”

Vince Velasquez – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.13.  He threw a cool 31 strikes and 32 balls during this game. Somewhere, Daniel Cabrera’s ears are ringing.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – Left after being hit on the elbow by Jose Urena.  Acuñooooooooooooo!!!

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and before crossing home plate he crossed himself and kissed his hand like Acuña would and I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Charlie Culberson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal and has been one of the hottest fire emojis in the last week.  Don’t believe me?  I have a cure for your sketpicism.  On our 7-day Player Rater, he’s near top ten.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.84 in the NL and 4.22 overall.  No DH, pitchers hit (poorly) and you get double-switched before having your shizz blown up.  Plus, NL East vs. AL East.  Where do I sign up to draft Gausman for next year?

Ross Stripling – Hit the DL after visiting a back specialist.  Damn, the Dodgers are going out of their way to prove these aren’t fake injuries.  I keed.  Obviously, this isn’t good, and he’s likely out a few weeks.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.77, as he was activated from the DL.  As I told everyone who asked, I would absolutely grab Ryu in every league.  He was sidelined for months due to his groin — hey now! — not an arm injury.  That means his arm is extremely fresh.

Brandon Morrow – Set for mound work.  Better make sure you have your Groundskeeper Union dues in order!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and double legs (5, 6), hitting .265.  HR to the Rizzo!

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Solid start for Hendricks.  *you looking at 6 IP, 4 ER and wondering how that’s solid*  It’s solid for him.  *someone moseys up with their thumbs in their belt and chest puffed out*  Moseyer, “It was better before the bullpen allowed two more runs on his line.”  Thanks, Moseyer!

David Bote – 2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .333, as he hit third.  David Bote hit one of the biggest regular season comeback homers of all-time on Monday, then sat the next game for Tommy La Stella.  So, Bote is great, but you explain to me what Maddon is doing.

Albert Almora Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer as he bats fifth.  Again, what is Maddon doing?  No foolsies, I think Ben Zobrist’s Robot Manager could manage the Cubs to the playoffs and anyone with a grasp of the game of baseball could do exactly the same job as Maddon.

Ryan Braun – Left yesterday’s game with rib cage tightness.  We should’ve known there was a problem when Braun declared Bruce Willis was his archenemy in Unbreakable.

Jose Altuve – Will take batting practice today.  Maybe if he’s lucky Bryce Harper’s dad will throw to him.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, and his 22nd and 23rd homer.  “I don’t think we can use his body for chum without first chopping it up–Taking it back!  Gattis is breathing, and that would be murder!”  Looks like Gattis is showing a pulse again after a pee-poor 2nd half thus far.

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I’m mentioning him more to say, ‘Yes, I am cyclops’ing him,’ but not much else.

Tyler White – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .286.  That’s four homers in the last week, and we need to stop worrying about why Kyle Tucker was called up to sit on the bench and grab White like we’re Phil Rizzuto in the booth.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  “Cole mines gold in the Rockies, and more after the break.  Now that we’re away to commercial, I just wanted to say you are thicc in the best possible–We’re not at commercial?”  That’s your local sports anchor blooper.

Luis Cessa – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.60.  The Yankees need to go on a diet where they go without a Luis for about two weeks.  Film it and call it The Bigger Luis’er.

Miguel Andujar – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, and his 5th homer in the last eight games.  I call that an Andujack!

Mallex Smith – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .297.  Juan Pierre had a busy Wednesday!

Tommy Pham – Will return today from the DL after fracturing his foot.  Pham returned from a fractured foot faster than Wil Myers from the hiccups.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer.  He becomes the 5th Royal in franchise history with 4 consecutive 20-homer seasons with Balboni, Bo, Sweeney and Mayberry or BBSM, which also stands for the erotic pleasure from being miserable watching the Royals.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and homered on Tuesday.  Could be a schmotato risin’, gonna keep on risin’.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near.350 in the last week with two homers this week.  “The other day I pointed out how hot he is, don’t make me go back there!” said in dad voice.

Shane Bieber – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.37.  You guys had a good ride.  You were able to tell your girlfriend, “Hey, check it out, his name is Bieber,” and she patronized you with a smile and now it’s time to drop him.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-1, hitting .244, and said he’s expecting to retire after this season.  This year for Martinez has been like when you’re in the shower and there’s no shampoo left so you fill the bottle with water to try to get a little bit more out of it.

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.36.  The good news is you didn’t own him.  The bad news is you did own him.  The Mad Libs news is, “You did (too/not) own him!”

Carlos Rodon – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  The Stream-o-Nator liked him yesterday, but loves him in his next start and I see no reason why he shouldn’t be owned until further notice.  Plus, his ERA ends in 69 and you can’t spell notice without nice.  Coincidence?  Nice in there too!

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .268.  Abreu is on pace for 28 HRs and 100 RBIs.  The most yawnstipating 1st baseman?  Think he might get the title.

Matt Davidson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs Line!  If your last name is the “son of David,” you have to go by “Baby Schwimmer,” it’s the rule.  As for Davidson, he is the type to get crazy hot for a week-long stretch.

Luis Avilan – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  *rips up Xavier Cedeno lottery tickets, sees Avilan is a lefty too, tries to tape together lottery tickets*  Honestly, there’s still little clarity on the White Sox bullpen.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Brett Anderson – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  They have a combined 3.90 ERA.  I know, what you’re thinking, “Combined ERAs, who cares?”  Excellent question, prematurely balding man.  I’m going to start with their families care.  Their teams care.  I bet they care.  CBS cares.  Says on a card in my wallet, health care.  That’s it for now, but I’m sure there’s more.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.65 on the Pirates.  Meh, the Pirates only gave up their best hitter and pitcher prospect and last year’s 1st round pick.

Elias Diaz – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  You know how I know the Pirates could compete with any team?  When they’re forced to play a DH, they have to play two catchers.  Ow!  Eye roll headache.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .386 on the Twins.  He’s also hitting .386 in August.  Weird.

Jose Berrios –  3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.75.  He is so inconsistent I’m going to start call him Restaurant Iced Tea.  When you order restaurant iced tea, are you going to get sweetened?  Non-sweetened?  Black tea?  Green Tea?  Rooibos?!  Lipton!?  Snapple?!  No one has any idea what they’re getting!  That’s Berrios.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  OZUNA so bad this year OZUNA doesn’t deserve cutesy short, 3rd person sentences like he’s in a Godzilla movie.  Go home, Ozuna, you’re drunk.

Austin Gomber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  I wildly overestimated the Nats or underestimated my Cards starters who I benched in Tout Wars this week for freakin’ Adam Conley.  Hey, archaeologist, why are you using one of those reflex knee hammers on my head?  Cause I’m a bonehead?  Ah, cool.

Matt Carpenter – Left after getting hit by a pitch.  How did Jose Urena hit Carpenter too?  I don’t know, but that’s what I’m believing!

Michael Wacha – Nearing a rehab assignment.  Sounds great, hope his Uber driver gets him there.  By the way, I’m signing up to be an Uber driver, but I’m going to pick up people on a mop made to look like a horsie.

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Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is apparently “running the bases” during his recovery from an ankle/knee sprain. Since you’re probably during your prep for tomorrow’s column and buy/sell, I’m making a case that you include him on your “buy” side of the equation.

Lourdes didn’t do much when he was called up at the end of April, but after the Jays sent him down, when he came back at the end of June he raked. In 19 games he put up a line of .423 Avg, .438 OBP, and .648 SLG% before he got hurt. Sust Jaying…

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

From the DFS RCL chat:

8/16 7:17:23 AM Johnny Utahs: Wins freaking wins. 7 legit real life standing points up for grabs each and every night with that log jam.

8/16 7:17:47 AM Johnny Utahs: gimme some wins baseball gods.

8/16 12:29:12 PM Vin: Psst, baseball gods. I heard Johnny U say you were garbage. Feel free to ignore his request. In fact, only the Canadians in this league deserve any wins. Have a nice day.

8/16 2:25:31 PM MASH UNIT 1: I think someone should put a tariff on wins. Just sayin!

andfog99
andfog99
4 years ago

Ramos or Grandal ROS?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

I would be more than fine with taking Eflin out here.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Kapler is an absolute idiot. Eflin was done after 6. Fairly fortunate to have such a nice line. Leaves him in there and can only get 2 outs while giving up 2 runs on three hits.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: watched unfold as well… was thinking all the same… dont have eflin going anywhere but am a phillies fan

fleeced
fleeced
4 years ago

which one should I drop?

Jake Bauers, Devers, Villar, Muncy or Conforto?

Leaning Bauers or Devers..hoping Muncy can get some playing time

polish neighbor
polish neighbor
4 years ago

I bet you are watching Jon Gray pitching :***

polish neighbor
polish neighbor
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: What can do haha! Have a good night broski.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Damn…you take one morning off from reading to drive home from vacation and it’s getting all fiesty up in here (e.g., Cram It vs. CC). I like a good fantasy baseball blog war of words as things were getting too comfortable.

Anythehoo…is Tyler White worth picking up and starting over Hosmer? I’m sadly thinking no, but thought I’d ask.

Also, a couple days ago you said Beckham or Crawford were the best options for my 2B/SS position out on the waiver wire. They’re still there. Do Culberson, Bote, or Forsythe fit into the mix at all? Appreciate the advice.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
4 years ago

1.Which of would you want to own right now? Need a guy who is going to play and chip in with counting stats. 5×5 obp league, no avg.

Tyler O’Neil, nick Williams, Jason Hayward, Kepler, reddick, Kyle tucker, jbj

2. Need to drop givens or Hector Robson. Givens is the drop yes?

Thanks grey!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Hit is the key word missing from first post..lol

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Six games for Urena.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Very interesting. They have to urena right?

Sure the benches will be warned before the game starts. So I use an opener starter to hit him..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

nice!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So many “unwritten rules” in play here.

jdred5
jdred5
4 years ago

I assume I cannot start Lester tonight. At Pitt doesn’t seem terrible, but he’s been so bad lately …

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

31 runs and counting for the Mets yesterday and today… I’m beginning to think my Eflin start will go tremendously well tonight… I mean at this point a 6 ER start will be magic

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

22 for the mess..WOW. starting the likes of Todd Frazier, Austin Jackson, Joey Bats and Jose Reyes. LOL

Baseball can be too funny sometimes. Old timers for the mess!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Acuna is playing tonight!

norm ginsberg
norm ginsberg
4 years ago

Who to drop? Adames; Diaz, or DeJong?
Who to drop? Mondesi or Torres?

Does Culbertson (available everywhere) affect this choice?

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
4 years ago

Brantley or D Gordon ROS for steals

jadkins
jadkins
4 years ago

Grey, what’s up. You’ve been pumping that new Travis Scott album lately. I gave it a listen today – prettay good.

Anyway I haven’t been having good luck with SON this season. It seems to love Junis @ White Sox and Plutko vs BAL. I can only start one. Which one would you start if you had to? H2H Pts league, just need a somewhat quality start.. thanks sir!

jadkins
jadkins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks bud

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

I like 5-inning Snell.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Hey Nimmo or R. Zimmerman ROS?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: sagnof – blake parker, glover or hildenberger?

thanks!

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Pivetta or Wheeler ROS – standard 5×5 roto (this season only redraft) using QS instead of W.

I like the K’s Pivetta provides. Ratio concerns with both.

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Thinking of dropping Torres for Adames. You agree? Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Yuli or Shaw ROS? Or as keeper? Both are 2b eligible this year.
Bader or Dahl ROS? I liked Bader but with Pham back…

Thanks for all your help. How do we buy you daiquiris again? Giving you a chance to tell us.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

Hey Grey

12 team H2H points league

Zunino killed it for me filling in last week but Ramos is back for next week.

my pitching is looking a little shakely lately
Nola, heaney, alex wood, bumgarner, archer and not it is not a contusion paxton.

want to drop zunino for a pitcher anything on this scrap heap worth grabbing? Also, are you still holding if you have Kris Bryant?

Ervin Santana
Gio Gonzalez 
Seranthony Dominguez  
Clay Buchholz 
Edwin Jackson  
Lance Lynn SP
Wade LeBlanc 
Steven Matz  
Hyun-Jin Ryu  
Jack Flaherty  

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
thx grey

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: Lol scrap heap.. half my 12 t rotation is on that list

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

@Fungazi 2.0:

One man gathers what another man spills!

I could see w/ 12 man rotation using these guys, we only have 5

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

Bader, white, Culberson, nick Williams, Gomber on waivers

R/2b/3b/hr/Tb/avg/ops/net steals/steals

W/L/Saves/era/whip/k/net saves/hr given up

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b moose
Ss Tim Anderson
If Sano
Of Ozuna, Dahl, jankowsi, Trumbo
Util reddick, haniger
Bench Cain, Zimmerman, benetendi, McNeil
DL Bryant
NA button

Sale,Nola, gray, pivetta, Glover, seranthony, Jeffress, Bradley, Osuna, rondon DL bauer

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Very entertaining stuff as usual. Urena should get his ass kicked by someone.

Culberson over Villar as a bench bat/2B (I know, no bench bats, but I may need a Gordon fill in eventually as he kinda sucks) in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

Thanks very much Grey.

Kari Rice
Kari Rice
4 years ago

Grey,
10 team, h2h points league – next week (8/20-26) do I dare start t. Anderson for a 2 week streamer pitcher or start my future spouse, Derek Rodriguez?
I grabbed Rhu in my other league and he is available, should I pick him up and forego Anderson?
I want to beat all my ego mania male team owners.
You are the best!

thedood
thedood
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Looking for some more offense as the season is winding down and getting ready for the playoffs. In a 14 team H2H 5×5 with OBP and QS vs AVG & W. I own Hosmer so want an upgrade (what’s available). Also stuck with the platoon going on in Washington and LA- have Adams, Taylor, and also own Joc Pederson. Ready to drop Bundy for some offense. Not much available so wanted to get your thoughts:

David Bote
Tyler White or
Cedric Mullins

Deep league and not a lot available but need someone who will start consistently vs the platoon I have going. Feel good with my starting pitching (Nola, Corbin, Gausman, Godley, Severino, and Foltynewicz) with Eduardo Rodriguez and Tyler Glasnow on my bench so Bundy is odd man out.

BTW great call on Hedges, been great since picking him up. 2 catcher league so have to be excited about a producing catcher haha

Appreciate the help!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Morning, Grey!

1) Restaurant Iced Tea–you hit the nail on the head with Berrios! It’s the uncertainty of which Berrios shows up that is the maddening part. Spot on.

2) Ugh. Tanaka is sucking immediately out of the gate today. On a day when I really needed him to twirl a gem. Is he tipping pitchers. WTF? And unfortunately it’s unavoidable. I mean, if we own Tanaka, how can we sit him against a team like the Rays? Is he now unownable?

3) I’m going on record now and saying I like Joe Ross next year. Yes, more than Tanaka. Right now I like everyone more than Tanaka.

4) As for the whole Urena thing, the Marlins make a really good argument for contraction. When a team is basically a triple A team, and can’t compete at this level, things like this become inevitable. A team should be folded after X amount of moribund years. It’s clear they’re nowhere now and going nowhere soon. Furthermore, they’re on pace for the worst year of attendance ever. Fold ’em. And if they’re gonna suspend Urena for any games (and I think they should end his season), I always think when pitchers are suspended it should be for games they would have pitched. If it’s fifteen games suspended, count out every fifth day as one of his suspended games (75 games total). I think that might end plunking. It’s always a joke to me when a guy’s suspended a dozen games and only misses two starts. And for any intentional plunking, the manager should be suspended an equal amount of games to the pitcher who plunked a guy under his watch/approval. Donnie Bushleague.

5) Osuna watch 2018: Will he overtake Rondon? 50/50 chance? 70/30?

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Does 2019 Grey see Lucas Giolito as a sleeper for next year?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Do you think he will ever put it all together?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I think I am gonna try and buy low on Giolito in my dynasty.

DaveDoberson
DaveDoberson
4 years ago

You Buying Nimmo?

Citizen5
Citizen5
4 years ago

Which SP for his next two starts?

Berrios vs. CHW (Giolito), vs. OAK (Fiers)
Flaherty vs. MIL (Peralta), @LAD (Beuhler)
Pivetta vs. NYM (Vargas), @ TOR (Borucki)
Thanks in advance,

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, which streamer do u like more ?
Eflin at home vs Mets or
Bucholz at SD

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

ok I like The Sinner. Increasingly like the detective dude.

Drop 2 from: Kiermaier, Eaton, Gurriel

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so what’s your evening like usually? dinner, write up/watch MLB.tv, netflix, bed?

also when is sequel to Who Is G.A. coming out? I need to hear about the birth of Razzball and your early days in FB. I NEED TO.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Unfortunately I need to drop a RP to stream. Which should I drop?

Boxberger
W. Davis
Norris
Strop

Davis and Norris seem back on track for now. Morrow is ramping up his throwing this weekend. Is Strop the drop?

tshank13
tshank13
4 years ago

This may be a little too convoluted to make sense of, but I’m going to give it a shot.

I’ve got two more roster moves left for the week. My opponent is already up on me in W’s(by 2), & K’s(by 30) I’m ahead in all the ratios. He’s got 6 more starts left this week and I’ve got 5. Streamonator loves all his starts, it loves 4 of my starts the 5th is Weaver today. All the hitting categories are a toss up at this point. I’m probably not going to catch up in W,K,S, even if I use both my roster moves on Shields and Plutko, the highest rated starters this week still available in my league. Do I split my moves and go for one of those starters and say Flores (which hittertron loves today)and try and boost my offensive stats, or try and keep up the arms race for pitching and go in on both starters?

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I feel like you just saved me from a lot of unnecessary heartburn. Thanks as always.

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Streamers for tomorrow-not great choices
Lucchesi vs Az-Son+10.2
Minor vs LAA-Son +10.7
DeSclafani vs Sf-Son +1.7
Shields vs KC-Son +11.8

Who are your preferred choices

Thank you

bigbear
bigbear
4 years ago

I’m not too far from Amish country PA… And there’s an Amish dude who’s Ubered his horse/buggy. The catch is that he doesn’t have a cellphone/internet/data plan/etc… I imagine your mop will meet with similar hesitancy, just not sure it has the same je ne sais quoi.

Why is one of my teams snake bit no matter what I do? And one team has the Midas touch? Does Piscotty know?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Mr. High Standards was my college nickname. But I’m here reading your blog is all the proof you need!

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Choose 3 ROS

Bauers
Nimmo
Mondesi
Villar
Mancini
Adames

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Which 2 of these do you take?

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
4 years ago

Cron barely plays anymore. I dont get it but is he a drop even in a 16 team league?

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 years ago

Would you drop Lester at this point? I can’t possibly start him today at Pittsburgh. Luckily I benched him for the last disaster.

Has he fallen into the streamer category now?

One of Four Chicks
One of Four Chicks
4 years ago

Loving the baseball wisdom you’ve been giving, thanks!
Question:
Is it time to drop Hosmer, even for someone like Culberson or Dahl? Don’t need a specific position, just a hot bat. Been hanging on to Hosmer and wishing and hoping and praying, but it is getting old.

Dante
Dante
4 years ago

Trying to win it in 13 team mixed keeper this year. Watching it all slip away as my bats have turned ice cold this month… Tough spot since I’ve got some legit guys I can’t just drop. Of the list below, is there anyone you think I should move on from/try to trade, or is it just a question of waiting it out til the bats come back (hopefully)?

Molina
Hoskins
JosRam
E Suarez
Marte
Yelich
Dozier
E Escobar
Bench bats: Nimmo, Conforto

thanks Grey

Dante
Dante
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Picked up Nimmo last night. Ugh.

So I will wait and keep fingers crossed.

Thanks

synyster
synyster
4 years ago

Not getting the warm and fuzzies thinking about Snell @ NYY today. Bout’chu?

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
4 years ago

Great right up as per the usual….

But Grey, what in the name of climate change science am I doing with Darvish at this point. I picked him up on waivers in a keeper league, keep 8, no salary, but after he has continued to schadenfreude me, I am thinking of cutting bait as I could use the DL spot for Stripling for a few weeks. Drop him and do some streaming, like, say, today, DeScalfani?

10 team h2h, pitching cats are K/ERA/WHIP/W/L/K:BB/NSV

Have Nola, Thor, Newcomb, Wood, and Roark not banged up and Stripling, Paxton, and Darvish hurtin’ in the bones. I also have Treinen, Gnesslemen, Koda, Parker, and Minter in the box for saves. Let me know what you think.

Call me Mabry
Call me Mabry
4 years ago

Atlanta will probably baby Acuna this weekend so which OF would you pick up to start in his absence?

Melky, Culberson, or Pham.

Also, what are your thoughts on Pham ROS? think the broken/healed foot slows him down on the basepaths?

thanks in advance.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Thanks for all you insight above- Boxburger or Strop? Probably a clear answer after we see Morrow going but right now?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so just to make sure, right now I’m holding onto strop, waiting till Morrow gets going and then reassessing if I go with boxburger at that time?

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Acuna CT scan came back normal. he’s day to day. Yay!! My tildaddy is ok!

tshank13
tshank13
4 years ago

Ugh, streamonator was loving Weaver this week until they swapped his starts with Flaherty. Now it’s lukewarm on him. Are you starting him tonight vs. the Nats, or is that a recipe for ratio disaster?

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah? Alright…Holding my nose and diving in. Thanks for the input man.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
4 years ago

Sadly enough, O’s fans (and management) would probably be THRILLED with Daniel Cabrera-level performance from their pitching staff.

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Grey
Acuna in the past week: 7 HR
The rest of my team in the past week: 10 HR.
Im in second place in my league and if friggin Jose Urias cost me my best hitter, I swear Im petitioning the MLB to get my fantasy league entry fee out of his paycheck…
Rant over.

1 – For bench bat – Dahl, Melky Cabrera or Nimmo?
2 – Drop Gausman for Eflin for todays start against the Mess?

Thanks my friend
p.s. you should call your alter ego Yerg Littledark

Murph
Murph
Reply to  Murph
4 years ago

@Murph: your alter ego’s alter ago i mean

Duke
Duke
4 years ago

Alright, so I owñ Acuña añd our playoffs are starting Moñday, so I’m iñvested, but throwiñg at him for *checks notes* doiñg his job too well receñtly is really freakiñg dumb and so typically baseball!

Seems like he’ll be ok thankfully F Uurena

Zach Zelasko
Zach Zelasko
4 years ago

Hey Grey, love the stuff. In an 8 man H2H Category League and am most likely making the playoffs but my team has been hit hard on the DL with Alutve, KB, Encarnacion, and Donaldson:

1. Would you drop Cody Allen if I already have Broxberger, Iglesias, Strop?

2. Is it time to drop Muncy and Adam Eaton?

3. What player would be the best grab for just 2 weeks that most likely isn’t owned in an 8 man?

Thanks

Zach
Zach
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Conforto, Puig, McCutchen, Jake Bauers, Alonso, Beltre, Sano, Zimmerman, Trumbo, Bote, Galvis

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Just checking in with this move although i feel the answer is yeah, of course, dummy….. here goes. Activating Ryu, can drop beiber or Trumbo… drop Beiber, correct?

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

I was at Camden Yards last night. I was fairly certain there were more Mets fans there than O’s. Of course, that meant more public urination, but hey, it was a fun win to watch! Jackson and Reyes tripled in the same inning and Nimmo almost added a third. I was excited when a guy named Jack Reinheimer came to bat for us and promptly roped a single. I mean, that name! The excitement immediately dissipated when I googled his career. An ass-kicking private investigator, he is not!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hey, he hit 20 HRs!….oh wait…in 2500 AB’s. *sigh*

ctrengove
ctrengove
4 years ago

Second question:

What do you think about Sean Newcomb tomorrow vs Colorado? Rox have been garbage on the road the past month, but decent against LHP. And Newcomb is so unpredictable.

I have a few SP spots to fill this playoff round (cap of 20 SP). Would you start Newcomb tomorrow vs COL or is too risky in a playoff round?

Lubes
Lubes
4 years ago

Phrase I never would have considered at the start of the year-
Drop Robbie Ray (or Zach Eflin or MIchael Wacha) for Dereck or Eduardo Rodriguez?
I only have 3 adds left for the rest of the year.

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
4 years ago

Drop Moncada, N Williams and/or Bader? White, Trumbo, and Nimmo available. Also, Kinsler interests me.

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks! since it looks like i’ll be cleaning house, should i also drop tim anderson for marcus semen?

Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Good to see this. Was just going to ask if it was ok to drop Moncada for a Willy Adames type. I’m running away with HRs and struggling in AVG, so seems like a decent drop, but he’s still 98% owned in NFBC OC leagues (12 teamers), so always hesitate.

ctrengove
ctrengove
4 years ago

Grey!

First question/comment in a few weeks! So I hate Fantasy Chris Archer this year. Drafted him in the 5th round, and he’s been largely junk.

12-team points league: we’ve started our playoffs (2 rounds, 2 weeks a piece). Bit early for playoffs, but oh well.

Chris Archer’s remaining projected starts during our playoff run are:
vs Atlanta
at Milwaukee
at Atlanta
vs Miami

And I just don’t know what to do… part of my gut says drop him, but another part of me says if I do, my opponent will pick him up and he’ll finally score 3 consecutive 30+ point games.

But there are also a couple of potential alternatives on the wire – Pivetta and Gibson – that I’ll be trying to stream with or without Archer. Few other good streaming options this next week and a half include Stroman vs BAL, Fiers vs TEX, Ryu vs StL, Glasnow vs KC, Suarez vs TEX.

So what would you do: Drop Archer or hold?

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  ctrengove
4 years ago

@ctrengove:

Start by start:
Pittsburgh is a good pitcher park, but Atlanta’s offense is picking up.
Likely wouldn’t start him at Milwaukee.
At Atlanta probably isn’t ideal, but TBD.
Vs Miami is an ideal start (unless he can’t get out of the 5th).

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks, Grey.

What’s your thought on the gap between real Fantasy Chris Archer and SON-Chris Archer? SON loves him, but the real life fantasy numbers aren’t matching.

papasmurf
papasmurf
4 years ago

If I am not crazy, ATL originally had Camargo at 3b yesterday. So I had Culberson on the bench…

WTF.

Shujun
Shujun
4 years ago

I’m thinking about cutting Posey to activate Ramos in a 14 team OPS league…I nabbed Jansen the other day, but missed getting Ward. I think carrying a backup C might be unnecessary at this point, but want to wait a few days to see Jansen’s situation. Do you think Jansen has more upside ROS than Posey?

Shujun
Shujun
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man, you’re the best!

Double__Spacer
Double__Spacer
4 years ago

Hey to the Hey, G-rey,

Whadya think about Gaviglio @KC (-$1.2) tonight? I was going to roll with him, but SoN turned bigly sour on him overnight. BIGLY.

Lurrrrrrrrrrveya

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: My question is, what happened overnight to change SONs evaluation? No real news, right? So why the big change?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Five-on-One
4 years ago

@Five-on-One: the big change vs the previous night is weather. It’s going to be hot but not seeing anything notable with wind. There is also a reset on likelihood to start for all the hitters so it’s possible someone was activated/deactivated or their % chances were increased based on regular playing time. i don’t see any meaningful transactions. i had set him to stream as well – still rolling w/ it.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

After seeing Rodon go into the 8th again with another great stat line I’m starting to wonder if FIP, xFIP and SIERRA be damned. Then again, the peripherals eventually caught up to Lester this year.

Pivetta’s peripherals are so much better than his actual stats…reminds me of Chris Archer that way.

So, who won’t blow up my ratios while getting me QS and decent K’s – Rodon or Pivetta for a standard 5×5 roto (redraft) – QS, K, ERA, WHIP

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

What changed your opinion? A coupled days ago I saw a post where you would take Pivetta over Rodon.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Good enough for me :)

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

If you had to drop one of these three who do you drop? I will need to drop one when a couple guys come off the DL. I think Ryu is a keeper.

Rodon
Wheeler
Ryu

smegma
smegma
4 years ago

DL is full…which 1 to drop between Wacha/Stripling/Darvish/Bauer? My pitching taking a nose dive just in time for the playoffs.

smegma
smegma
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Good point, I should have clarified. This league has playoffs starting on 9/10 for 2 weeks. Does that change your answer?

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
4 years ago

Grey! Top o the morning to ya. Yawnspiring 1b – Currently have Josh Bell…would you drop him for any of Tyler White, Trey Mancini, The ever so boring Yuli Guriel?? If so, which way would the almighty Grey go?

Thanks as always!!

MattM
MattM
4 years ago

Great call on Touki earlier this week…big help first week of playoffs!

Have to replace him now. Over their next two starts, do you prefer Lance Lynn (v. TOR, @BAL) or Sean Newcomb (v. COL, @PIT)?

Thanks!

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith
4 years ago

Good Morning FML, I think I’ve seen about enough out of Archer for this year so drop him for Gausman or Carlos Rodon?
Mchugh on my roster as well not providing a whole lot of anything, would you continue to hold or so you still think a role change could be coming?
Gotta believe I’ve gotta drop Muncy now that he’s only getting 3-5 starts a week, I could pick up David Peralta, Mazara, Conforto, or Nick Williams.
Thanks buddy!

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

Should I had T Fraz or Nimmo for a hot bat?

Leaning Dank Nimms since he is in the title and in bold.

thanks grey

Cable
Cable
4 years ago

H/H points ……Ramos sitting there in the FA pool, grabbed him after his 2nd AB the tough decision will be if and when G Sanchez comes back healthy

Please pray Acuna and Carp are ok
Please pray Acuna and Carp are ok
4 years ago

Currently rostering Eflin, Pivetta, and Gibson. Would you drop any for CC (when he comes off DL), Gausman, or Brett Anderson?

Also I’ve held onto Muncy as a bench bat just hoping he finds some way into playing time. But are you dropping him even for a Charlie Cuberson, hot schmotato type? Oh, how the mighty muncy has fallen.

Have both Acuna and Carpenter so holding my breath. Initial x-rays supposedly look good but they also said that about my favorite pitcher – Trevor Bauer.

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Please rank for saves as of now: Glover, Hildenberger, Steckenrider.

Thanks!

troosh687
troosh687
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Follow up question – I’m assuming you’re ranking based on quality of their stuff and the likelihood of save opps? I’d have to imagine the Nats are going to put Glover in a better position to close out games than the Twins/Marlins?

troosh687
troosh687
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Heard. Thanks for the explanation man!

Jumponit
Jumponit
4 years ago

Thanks for the post – I’m in a 8 team H2H league. Is it time to drop Archer?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
4 years ago

Acuna was totally going to charge the mound… then he changed his mind
Probably for the best

Prayer Hexagon engaged

Why’d he get hit in the first place? showboating? bat flipping?
How many games in a row do you have to hit a HR before you are allowed to publicly be happy about it?

Why make an enemy of a 20 year old phenom that you have to play against in your division for the next 15 years?
I got questions yo!

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You hear Keith Hernandez was defending hitting Tildaddy on purpose??!?
Is he still smoking crack?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: “They’re killing you. You’ve lost three games, he’s hit three home runs (actually 4). You’ve got to hit him,” Hernandez said. “I’m sorry. I mean, people are not going to like that, but you’ve got to hit him and knock him down — I mean seriously knock him down if you’re going to hit him.”