Bryan Reynolds came upon a boy with a banjo on the porch of a rickety-old shack. The boy with the banjo looked like a 14-year-old version of the former MLB player, Johnny Dickshot, who was nicknamed Ugly, because if they called him by his last name, they’d be arrested in the 1930’s. Since this wasn’t Johnny Dickshot, but a smaller version of him, B. Reynolds called him Tiny Dickshot, and he played this song:

Just looking into Tiny Dickshot’s one good eye was said to curse a person, and Tiny Dickshot did curse B. Reynolds but, since he played for the Pirates, which is a curse in itself, it worked as a reverse jinx, and two negatives made it a positive for Bryan Reynolds (3-for-5, 6 RBIs) as he hit his 13th, 14th and 15th homer. After getting off to a very slow start, Reynolds is on pace for having his best power and speed season. Average (.258) is still below where you want it with him, but…I feel weird…What is this…Am I…liking Bryan Reynolds? I think I am. Yikes, maybe I’ve been cursed by Tiny Dickshot. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mitch Keller – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.14. I fell for the banana in the ol’ tailpipe, didn’t I? I was Mr. Keller’s Got A New Pitch, and, damn, I walked right into that bear trap like I had a hankering for honey. Can’t believe I fell for the Mitch Keller sinker narrative when it was clearly a typo and actually was the Mitch Keller stinker narrative.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer. The Jelly Donut of Swat deep fly’d.

Yerry De Los Santos – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.92, as he got the save with David Bednar temporarily sidelined. Fun fact! Yerry De Los Santos & The Pacemakers sang Yerry Cross the Mersey.

Yordan Alvarez – Collided in short center with Jeremy Pena, and Captain Woo Cubano needed to be carted off the field. It was then I began to understand what true sadness was. The loss of a love is always hard to deal with, my shrink told me, and I said, “You’re not gonna charge me by the Kleenex again, are you?” So, this sucks, but hopefully Yordan got back to the clubhouse, saw Jeremy Pena and was like, “I should be able to run over that guy, what am I doing over here?” Oh, Pena left the game too, but Yordan, man, Yordan!

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03. If I were remaking the video for the top 40 hit, Some Guys Have All the Luck by Rod Stewart, I would put frosted hair on Verlander and film him walking with Kate Upton, standing on the mound, winning a Cy Young, and other occasions that are very normal for him. Then when Rod Stewart sang the part, “Some guys have all the pain,” I’d show me looking at my fantasy team while Jose Berrios pitched.

Taijuan Walker – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.72. Streamonator loved this start by Walker, and hates his next one, and, since Walker is due for regression, I would be careful.

Kyle Isbel – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Welp, you don’t have to tell me three times (twice will do) — hot schmotato alert!

Leody Taveras – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. Hey, there’s that 2021 sleeper! *dodges tomato*

Dane Dunning – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.09. One of the Rangers’ beat writers said, “One of Dane Dunning’s strengths this year is keeping the ball away from the vertical middle-third of the plate. Just 23.9% of his pitches are in that zone, 5th lowest in MLB.” Fair point, but he’s also carrying a 7.9 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9, so he’s not exactly getting great results by being nowhere near the plate.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Hit the IL with a back issue of Men’s Health. On the cover was a stripped-down Ricky Martin from the mid-90’s and the title read, “Is Ricky Livin’ La Vida Loca With Too Many Ladies?”

Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.95. As good as he’s been, the Marlins have been worse: 31 runs allowed by Sandy Alcantara this season, but only 24 earned. Across MLB overall, 9% of runs are unearned. For Sandy, it’s 23%.

Ryan Helsley – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 0.88 and his 3rd blown save. He seemed to finally get the 9th inning like a closer, and Marmol used him in back-to-back games, and as with all good things, it turned bad. It’s Helsley’s Law.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.71. Finally took the throttle off my Bundy usage, went against Streamonator, and started him in an away game, and he rewarded me with an 83-pitch pfft.

Gio Urshela – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last week while hitting around .300. Honestly, from my 3rd base spot in a lot of leagues, that looks like Aaron Judge numbers.

Alex Kirilloff – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. The time for monocles is over, you better be grabbing Kirilloff now.

Max Kepler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. As frequent commenter Mark keeps telling me, Kepler’s Statcast looks great (don’t know if that’s true, I’m going off of what Mark is saying — don’t lie, Mark!), but this is Kepler’s third homer since April, so Kepler could get hot, but to say he has been would be an overstatement.

Amed Rosario – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, stole his 9th bag, hitting .293, hitting near-.360 in the last month. Someone looking for a doctor to fix their batting average? Amed makes house calls.

Cal Quantrill – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.72. Ya know what’s funny but not haha funny about today’s game? Even when a guy goes 8 IP, he does it in less than 100 pitches.

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.23. It’s kinda weird how Pivetta was a fantasy baseballer’s darling, and he sucked. Then, he got good, and I don’t hear much about him at all.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. He’s about as overdue as cleaning your toilet. You’re not supposed to be able to count the rings. It’s not a tree.

Franchy Cordero – 4-for-5, 1 run, and two steals (3, 4). Franchy flies are usually homers, not a comment on his running.

Alek Manoah – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.09. Recently was chatting with Rudy about coin flips that went right and wrong, and it’s so crazy how it could come down to just a few picks, and maybe just two Jays. In leagues where I took Manoah? I’m battling for first. In leagues where I took Berrios, I can’t get anything going.

Eric Lauer – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.02. Sigh, he’s broke. He might be able to fix it again. Bdon and I go over him on this week’s podcast. You can watch us on Youtube, if you prefer to see me vape every time Bdon talks.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4 and his 14th and 15th homer, and four homers in three games. Maybe Captain Woo Cubano has been secretly managing Rowdy.

Luis Urias – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Usually reserve “hot schmotato alerts” for guys who might be available in 50% of leagues or more, but, honestly, I don’t know Urias’s ownership numbers, so do as you will.

Darick Hall – 0-for-4 as he was called up. 16th round pick in the 2016 draft who mashes. About time the Phils put hitting for power and nothing else over defense and approach! The Phils fell asleep watching Edwin Encarnacion career highlights, and decided to make a whole team of E5’s. What are Darick Hall’s initials? DH? Yes, that’s about it, and just for NL-Only for now.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer. Rhysus to the rescue! Oh, wait, the Phils lost. Oh well.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. We haven’t seen his standard 5-homer-in-seven-game heaters this year, but they could happen at any time.

Kyle Wright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.03. Had a 4.00-ish ERA in the last two months coming into this game, after a 1.13 ERA in April. He’s not April, but he’s also not completely May/June either. Maybe in July he can have a 3.60 ERA and I can say he’s July. Then he’ll be shut down in August.

Will Smith – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.30 and hsi 3rd save. Oh, Snitker’s snitkering at us, huh? Sadly, this doesn’t make it definitively Smith’s job to lose either. I’d still say it’s 60/40 Minter/Smith, until we see both guys repeatedly used in the 8th or 9th inning.

Eric Haase – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games. He’s going to be in Friday’s Buy column, which is already on the Patreon.

Rony Garcia – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.28. Streamonator liked this start, and I remember thinking, “What’s that robot smoking?” Then I searched for two hours on Google “What do robots smoke,” which ended with me reading the Wikipedia entry for the buttered cat paradox.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer, 3rd homer in five days, and, if you sort by players rostered in under 25% of leagues on the 7-day Player Rater, Longoria a top five available option.

LaMonte Wade – 1-for-5, leading off, as he was activated from the IL. He’s returning from synthetic joint cushioning injections into his knee, i.e., that foam you blow into a flat tire? He put that in his knee.

Alex Wood – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.03. Feels like the Giants are losing games they should win and their pitchers are being unlucky more than usual like a payback for last year’s ridiculously lucky run.

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.79, in 86 pitches. Hate that he still doesn’t seem fully stretched out, or the Padres just don’t want to push him, but since I watched this game, I can say he looked about as good since he’s returned. An 80 MPH slider paired with a 95 MPH fastball, and the Dbags didn’t know what was coming or going. Not the strongest of opponents, but I came away impressed.

Christopher Morel – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. People seem to luck into a great waiver wire pickup, and all anyone wants to know is if they can drop him. I wonder if David Ross is a commenter, because Morel was bumped down to the nine hole.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. After he rounded the bases, he sat at a phone bank and fielded calls from perspective trade partners with the Cubs.

Justin Steele – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.39. Justin Steele is not to be confused with Han at the end of Empire. That’s Justin Carbon. Cubs seem to just throw whoever to the wolves as far as hitters and pitchers, but Steele actually seems to appear better on paper than he’s doing. Unlike most Cubs, who appear much worse on paper.

Hunter Greene – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.72. If anyone is still running him out there, well, is the league that deep?

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer. After the game, Freeman said of the homer ball, “I envy that ball, if only I could get that far away from the Dodgers.”

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .213. I would love to see Bellinger get traded to the Rockies. Not because I think it would fix him, but because everyone would get crazy excited for him, and he’d pull a Grichuk.

Archie Bradley – Fractured his elbow in the fight with the Mariners. I don’t know, Archie, you seem more like a Jughead.

Shohei Ohtani – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.68, 0-for-3. I was the only early on talking about how Ohtani would need to rest so much it would hurt his value, but. Dot dot dot. Does he ever need to rest? He’s exhausting me!

Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .275. I’m gonna be so silly high on Jul-Rod next year it’s like I’m trapped in a dispensary on top of Murder Mountain. Also (terrible segue alert!), here’s a Sell on his teammate:

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Back in Atlanta for treatment on his bruised foot, but is expected to rejoin the Braves this weekend, and we’re expected to believe that.

Aroldis Chapman – Now they’re saying he might not be with the club until Friday. Yanks are really trying to delay making a decision on their closer. Boone gonna just be like, eff it, and throw Aroldis for 75 pitches on Friday so he re-injures himself.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Clear demarcation line with this guy (and JoMo) that as long as he (they) are commanding his (their) pitches he’s (they’re) good. Sounds like a dad trying to be conscientious of someone’s pronouns. Any hoo! Taillon was a bit wild yesterday, and why he struggled a bit. Streamonator likes his next start, and I do too.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, and that’s five homers in the last six games, and his last six hits were all homers, and the last daydream I had I was wearing a whipped cream bathing suit like the girl in Varsity Blues and Giancarlo was a giant tongue.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer. Could he enter the All-Star Game with 39 homers, tying Barry Bonds for the most by the break? Let’s hear some calls into WFAN…Hello you’re on. “Hey, I’m Joey from Cedarhurst. Dis season from Judge is hundred percent bing bong! As long as da Astros don’t use no buzzers under their jerseys or use buzzers under da Yankees jerseys to tell them the wrong pitches, we’re gonna win number 28! Shoutout to Mary in Bethpage, I love you, baby!”

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Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

could you please rank these pitchers for next week?

TWalker @Cin; MIA
Quantrill @Det; @KC
Pivetta TB; NYY

John
John
1 month ago

1. Cronenworth or Hayes
2. Baez or Gleyber

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Who you got for final spot this week H2H pts +7IP, +2K, -3Hits,-3BB,-12HR
Roansy vs Mil
Cortes @ Cle
Plesac vs Yanks

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 month ago

super bonus points for anybody in a league deep enough and also be streaming catchers and thought “hmm, houser sucks, why not m.perez” i was alas, not one of those.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

also (heard here and picture shown by grey) if PIT is making billboards for not even good MRP’s like banda, this guy should have a statue made outside their park.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Nola is on a roll-a.

Welp. Duvall just extinguished the QS.

Last edited 1 month ago by SteveNZ
John
John
1 month ago

Trying to decide whether to quit this league (after I conclude the season of course). Stupid trade after stupid trade …some benefitting me lol. No wonder it is always us same guys in the playoffs!
The latest: Julio Urias for Lux and Arraez.
Another a few weeks ago: Noah and Carrasco for Alacantara.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  John
1 month ago

sadly, that thought in parentheses is a lot less common than we’d hope.

John
John
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

True! I am in first place so it is an odd bucket of sour grapes. I would rather be in the middle of the pack in a hyper competitive league with no drama,

Rick Brown
Rick Brown
1 month ago

Thought I was being smart streaming Ian Anderson against the Phillies tonite-2nd inning it’s 4-1 Phils.

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Rowdy Roddy Tellez is available, if I was inclined to pick him up, who would be the drop? 12-team redraft. Thank you Grey!
C- Murphy
1B- Walsh
2B- Story
SS- Wander
3B- Donovan
OF- Lou Bob
OF- Mountcastle
OF- Riley Greene
Ut- Morel
Ut- Shohei
Bn- India
Bn- Kiriloff
IL- Renfroe, O’Neill, Eloy

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
1 month ago

Better streamer?
Ryan home vs Balt or
Cobb home vs Whitesox

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Tellez or Riley Greene?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 month ago

Oh great Grey,

I have Varsho filling in for Stephenson. When Tyler comes back, who do I keep?

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

which side of this trade do you like?

Liam, Adolis, Pivetta for
Betts, Jon Gray, Houck

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

So got offered his Xander B for my Giancarlo in the ol’ H2H (12 teams OBP). My lineup currently:

C Varsho
1B Olson
2B India
3B Turner/Yepez
SS Gleyber
LF Giancarlo
CF Lou Bob
RF Franmil/Grichuk
Util Ohtani
Suzuki on the IL

I have the third-worst AVG in the league and the second-worst OBP – but I’m in third place in the standings (top 6 make playoffs).

No doubt Xander would help in the AVG department (their ROS projectins for OBP are about the same) but I’d be giving up a fair bit of powwer from a team that hasn’t exactly been on fire hitting-wise.

Trade analyser favours Giancarlo by $3.40.

Can’t say I feel compelled to take it – whaddayoureckon?

John
John
1 month ago

His Hays and Tyler Stephenson for my Polanco and Vazquez?

J C
J C
1 month ago

His Nola for my Taillon and Gleyber. Which side do you prefer?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) Who’s my cut: Holmes; Hauck; Graveman?

sandukes
sandukes
1 month ago

Skubal just got dropped… Pick him up over any of these guys?

Lauer
Strider
Roansy
Kirby
Sandoval
Berrios

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) Who’s the cut: Graveman; Hauck; Holmes?

Marky Mack
Marky Mack
1 month ago

Thoughts on Montgomery ROS 12T ROTO redraft?

Wanna claim Vinnie P tonight but have to drop Monty or Taijuan

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
1 month ago

Afternoon Grey, I have an update about the earlier Bieber/JoMo trade.

He countered with my Hoskins, Clase, and Amed Rosario for his Olson, Bieber and JoMo.

Still like the JoMo side ?

I have a bunch of steals guys with Bichette, Franco, India, and JPolanco with Betts on IL. I also feel Olson’s average will be close to Amed’s.

Think I’m going to take it !

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Great, thanks for the assistance !

Have a good weekend Grey

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Please rank: Alex Cobb; Joe Ryan; Kopech.

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Thoughts of buying Chapman in a H2H 12 team dynasty daily pts league. 40 spots with $400 starting budget. 1C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/5OF/Util… Scores -1AB, +5H, +32B, +53B, +9HR, +3BB.
Current 3Bs are Riley, Yandy, Morel … how much or hold the cash.

mattdips
mattdips
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Looking to stream a spot in 10 team h2h, need a drop. Worst bats are Happ/Adames; also got a cluster of uncertainty in my relief to choose from, in order of my confidence in their job (who knows about value). Who would you drop?

Soto, Holmes, Gallegos, Houck (still NA until Y! forces me to activate)

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Couldn’t agree more haha

hondo
hondo
1 month ago

Rank JoMo,Josiah Gray and Jon Gray.k/9 league

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks.Where would you put Kopech among them?Is he on a TLR whim innings limit?

John
John
1 month ago

Manny & Cobb for Nestor and skubal

John
John
1 month ago

Manny & Cobb for wright & logan Gilbert

fausto
fausto
1 month ago

I fell for the mitch keller banana as well. In a 16tm. Shucks.

1. Need some of everything in a 12tm but trying to balance out Adames/Solers .200 avg…Nico Hoerner over Josh Rojas or Luis Garcia my MI slot? Or screw avg and grab L.Urias?

2. time to move on from heaney in a 12 tm? I held him all yr lols.

3.N.Lowe or Longoria.

4. 16tm keeper closers are gold. Send Helsley($1)/LIL Contreras Olivares($1) for A.Kirk. Ty Anderson and, Sewald? Need offense should I just go after a big bat and screw catcher….or is Kirk a big bat(shrug emoji)

Appreciated.

Last edited 1 month ago by fausto
Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Hi Grey! I’m in a 16 team head to head league and I’ve been struggling at 1B all season. I drafted Belt but he’s so unreliable and seems to sit regularly against lefties. I also have Tellez & Yepez. How would you rank these three for the rest of the season?

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you sir, I appreciate the help as always! I just noticed that Hunter Dozier and Spencer Torkelson were both dropped so I’m planning to drop Yepez and claim Dozier and I’ll piece it together ROS between Tellez, Dozier & Belt based on schedule/match-ups as I don’t see one clear favorite to start every week from that group.

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 month ago

I am glad Machado is just lingering on the DTD for 10 days. Didn’t need that roster spot.

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

He’s starting tonight! HURRAY

El Burro
1 month ago

14 team. 6×6 – OPS league (redraft)

Any faith in Torkelson? His last 30 days are disgusting. I get the rookie patience and upside argument… but “little gordito” – Jose Miranda – starting to get it going and is available.

Thoughts on making this switch?

El Burro
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thx. agreed.

Bluestardan
Bluestardan
1 month ago

Trade thoughts : lauer and dodgers tyler anderson for kluber and nate lowe ?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 month ago

How would you rank Jarren Duran, India, Pham and Morel ROS? Need to drop one of them. OPS league if that makes a difference.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gotcha. How would you rank the other three ROS?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Will
Will
1 month ago

Don’t know what to do w/ the Franimal. Picked him up on waivers b/c he’s a 26 yr old who hits the ball hard hitting in the middle of the order. Makes sense, right? Then I looked at his K rate – 72 in 42 games this season, 149 in 115 games last season, total 221 Ks in his last 157 games. K rate this season is 41%, by far a career high. Since he returned from the IL he’s hitting .250 with 3 doubles, a HR and 4 RBI but also struck out 15 times in 28 at bats. And now he’s being benched about every third game. You think he breaks out of this some time soon?

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DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I watch Franmil and think his swing is all upper body and a lot of arm whip. Last year his swing was slower and more lower body and going through the strike zone longer. Any second opinions? I always wonder how TV watchers from CF cameras notice more than hitting or pitching coaches. Yikes

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey? I always laugh at your writing, but solid bookends on today’s post.

Have you seen “The Old Man” on Hulu? We’re only a couple episodes in, but it’s really good.

Have a good one!

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

Winker or Cast ROS after suspension served?

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

I must have checked on Alvarez news about 10 times in the last hour. I can’t be the only one.

Crusso
Crusso
1 month ago

Still hold on to Kopech in a 10-team? All he’s been doing lately is collecting dust on my bench with no positive result in sight

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Vasquez or varsho to replace Perez?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
1 month ago

You should write a novel about the adventures of Tiny Dickshot. What a story so far…

William Hung
William Hung
1 month ago

Hey Grey – tell Rudy to clean out his inbox! In other news, the hit tool and SON are on a bit of a roll right now with their predictions on performance

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

hahaha – sometimes… i think i found a key to success… i stopped with rosterbation and i’m back in 1st… for now

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

what would be an awesome addition to the hit tool would be the primary variable driving a hitter’s rating – for example, one day I asked Rudy why so many Royals had high $ values against the Angels and he told me it was because Thor was on the mound and it was skewed towards SBs… so I prop bet Witt Jr and Merrifield to steal a bag. Merrifield hit. Other days it’s cause of high winds and I’d take a stab on the over for a team total or the game. But that’s why some days I try to ask Rudy stuff

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

what about the wind factor? Is that visible? I ask because there have been a handful of instances where that was the primary force on inflated values.

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

12 team h/h points redraft……got two…. Varsho or Stephenson………O Cruz or Kirilloff

denp1717
denp1717
1 month ago

Looking to pu Tellez and Kirilloff 6×6 10 team OBP. Who are my drop’s between Ward, Gurriel Jr, Arraez, Hoskins. Thanks for the help!!

denp1717
denp1717
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Appreciate it!!

Russ
Russ
1 month ago

Hey there Grey,
Getting rid of the human windmill aka Franmil for Kiriloff is the way to go yea?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i was going to start Jeffrey Springs of TB at Toronto?

thoughts?

thanks!!

Bluestardan
Bluestardan
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 month ago

He is out tonight for personal matters

Adam
Adam
1 month ago

Hi grey,

Tyler Stephenson or Adley Rutchman for you Catcher slot?

Hepcats13
Hepcats13
1 month ago

Greyt write up!

Offered a fair trade and without a crystal ball, Bieber for Stanton yahoo 12 team 5×5 H2H. Trade analyzer says it is almost even, but I hate to give up so much power to a 1st place team, so asking strategy.

I have zero aces but am leaning because Stanton can never stay healthy.
Thoughts? Thanks!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
1 month ago

Hi Grey!

Fantastic recap as always… Dugie was a BUY of yours a week or two ago so I scooped him up and he sure was $$$ last night! Hitting a little further down he should see plenty of RBI opportunities.

Would you add Clevinger on the strength of this last start? I’m thinking yes. So, who you would drop from Kelly (Merrill) or Suarez (Ranger)? Both have been OK enough.

The rest of my SP in this league are: Cease, Wheeler, Kopech, Strider, Urquidy, Giolito (someone dropped him so I claimed), and Thor…. This is a 12 team league with 5 SP slots so not much streaming. You kind of just hold your guys (mostly) and churn the last couple names.

Thank you, sir. Have a good light schedule day!

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
1 month ago

What’s up Grey

Not sure if you’ve seen it but The Bear on Hulu/FX is very good.

12 team league w/ OBP. Team is already low on power but would you lose Santander for Kirilloff? Thanks!

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oh wow I haven’t seen that but looks good! The Bear is a quick watch. Only 8 episodes and they’re half hour each. The star is Lip from shameless and he’s pretty great in it

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Thanks for the write up! Which side wins Alcantara for Xander and Cron?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Who would you drop out of R Greene or A Vaughn?

Whatever
Whatever
1 month ago

Tyler Stephenson about to go on a rehab assignment so if he was dropped…. now is the time. Very very hype to have grabbed him.

Coolwhip
1 month ago

Berrios/Manoah, India/Jazz, Stanton/Winker were the 3 crucial draft points for Razzers that followed the War Room (at least that I experienced)… if you nailed 2-3 you are probably fighting for 1st in your league

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

that’s wild, since that was a choice i had to make on nearly all my NFBC teams lol… lucky i only went winker a couple times… but several India

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Kirilloff has me excited! I missed the Buy last week, so I didn’t know how he was raking in AAA. I was giving Oscar Gonzales trust this week, but quickly dropped him after one game for Kirilloff.

I got to sit and watch a lot of baseball yesterday. Finally saw Jhoan Duran pitch… dude is nasty! There’s no way he’s not closing games by the end of the season. Then Clase came after for Cleveland, so those two back-to-back were fun.

Finally watched a full Shohei start too. He aims that sinker right at home plate. Stassi is a beast back there just blocking everything up.

Clay
Clay
1 month ago

Grey, in a vacuum, who’s a better add for my final add this week: Alfaro or Luis Urias (MIL)? Not looking for anything long-term, this would be just for a week or so. Thanks as always!

foul balls
foul balls
1 month ago

Hey grey, would you stream ashcraft vs Hendricks at Wrigley today? Thanks kindly

foul balls
foul balls
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, how bout severino in Houston sit or start? Thanks kindly

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Onell Cruz or India?

Manormachine
Manormachine
1 month ago

I’m ready to move on from Lauer but the choices aren’t appealing: Suarez, Kelly, Desclafani, Gibson, Lorenzen and so on. Do I hold?

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

i watched that game Grey. Lauer isnt getting that swing and miss stuff as in earlier in the year, but peterson missed two very catchable balls (one that landed foul right in front of him, and another that let in two runs) and wouldve made his line a lot cleaner. I dont think hes as sexy as he was earlier in the year, but i think better days are ahead and honestly, who else in a 12 team are you going to replace him with anyways…

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Over the course of the season who would you choose for your team?

Tellez, Nimmo, Cooper, Kepler, Muncy, or Santander

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Could I add Naylor to this list-Tellez or Naylor?

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Alcantara is also the best closer on the Marlins. I love the fact that he came back out to pitch the 9th after they took the lead in the 8th inning. He hit 100 pitches in the 8th inning. You just don’t see that anymore.

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
Doug
Doug
1 month ago

Would you trade Austin Riley and Kevin Gausman to get Jose Ramirez?

bigbear
bigbear
1 month ago

Looking for an adjective and a verb Mad-Libs style for a fantasy question.

omar
omar
1 month ago

OPS weekly H2H:
A: Tucker, Julio Urias, Baz, Seiya
B: Bichette, McClanahan, Sandoval, Cronenworth
**Tucker and Bichette both keeper eligible thru 2023

kcc26
kcc26
1 month ago

Hi Grey! I am in a 12 team 4×4 league (runs, homers, 0BP, SLG/ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and HR/9). My pitching staff has 12s in the three rate stats but I am middle of the pack in strikeouts bc I’ve been riding the relatively low K aces (alcantara, verlander, fried). Does it make sense to try to flip say, Verlander for a Scherzer or Woodruff if I can manage it?

J C
J C
1 month ago

I have 5 MI and can only play 3 plus a Utility slot. Would you trade Polanco or Torres for Hays or look elsewhere for value?

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ok, here are my options. Do you mind picking out your favorite given my situation?
1. My Torres for his Hays
2. My Wander for his Abreu
3. My Wander for his Mountcastle

ashtray
ashtray
1 month ago

14 team league using OBP and SLG instead of AVG

Who’s the cut out of Gorman, Franmil, and Kirilloff? The remaining 2 would be platooned in my Util spot as the rest of my lineup is solid.

Thanks!

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
1 month ago

Good Morning.

Yordan down. Anticipate power shortage on my team. Pick up Santander, Wisdom, or Naylor to fill in til. I could put Edman in OF since I have India, Bichette, and J Polanco in my crowded IF team. I didn’t draft that way but someone dropped Polanco and said what the heck. India was a throw in on a trade.

Thanks Grey

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
Reply to  Homefree Bogaerts
1 month ago

We’re still ranking India over Polanco. Right ?

Dave D
Dave D
1 month ago

I feel you on the whole Berrios/Manoah thing. Truer words never spoken! It’s funny how one good draft can go down the drain on such a seemingly reasonable decision. I have two shares of each. I’m still kicking myself on taking Berrios on my otherwise best team. I have Trout, Julio, Teoscar, Ward, Swanson, etc. on a draft and hold. If I had Manoah there jeez….

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Thanks Gray!

Morel, Espinal, Paredes, or Urshela (does it even matter?)…would rather have another catcher spot than 3B with the way this year is going.

Also do you seen Votto turning out around?

Cheers

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Hey Grey! In a keeper league where I coin flipped Berrios etc + am going to finish middle of the pack, would you trade your $0 (keep for $3) Mateo for a $5 (keep for $8) Mondesi? #readytobehurtagain?

Thanks!

prognation
prognation
1 month ago

Love the tree rings, toilet rings comment. Iron in our well water can lead to tree rings. Iron out works well on that.

Now to related things. Need some iron in my lineup. You taking Urias (U Rye Azz) ROS over Ryan “Here’s Johnny” Mchmahon?

Of course McMahon at home can be good, but he’s been down the toilet lately. Seems more like a stream call.

Other 3B available in our 5×5 H2H league are

1) Donaldson
2) E. Escobar
3) Torkelson

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

12 team h/h points redraft weekly lineup set ….I can get Scherzer for my Sandy

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
1 month ago

Morning Grey,

Wondering which side you’d prefer, currently have Hader/Clase/Doval as my closer trio.

Bieber and JoMo or Berrios and Clase?

Sport
Sport
1 month ago

Good morning Grey the White!

12 team redraft. I drafted E. Diaz in the 10th and Taylor Rogers in the 15th. Then, grabbed Kimbrel off waivers after someone grew impatient. I lead the league in saves, and even have room for Helsley and Duran. I never lead the league in saves! I’m always scrapping for SAGNOF so this is weird, but I need a ‘plug-and-leave’ hitter that can accumulate some runs. Trade analyzer has my Diaz for Wander Franco as pretty even ($2 short of even). It has Wander at 50-10-44-5-.281 ROS.

Do you like the trade for me, and/or do you think those numbers are accurate?

Thank you!

David
David
1 month ago

Please rank these 3rd basemen ROS: Yepez, Miranda, Paredes and J. Turner. Thanks

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Do you all have any content on relievers to target before the trade deadline that could end up with the closers role?

CJ the DJ
CJ the DJ
1 month ago

Kopech? What do I do with this guy? Hold or Sell

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
1 month ago

C. Morel and Peterson or L. Urias (mil) and Freeland

Which side you like better?

NJW
NJW